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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Happy new logo!

PDF/A Competence Center logo.
2006: The PDF/A Competence Center

A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception!

The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006.

When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was adapted accordingly. It has served us well.

PDF Association logo
2011: The PDF Association

Times change, however, and logos change with them. For our new logo the Board of Directors wanted to express some ideas:

  • It’s an evolution.
    We are proud of our history, and we believe our previous accomplishments have continuing value.
  • It takes a rainbow.
    The new range of colors represents diversity (in vendors, use cases, verticals, specialized technologies, viewers, etc.) as a general principle.
  • Celebrating interoperability.
    Each pixel fits precisely (“plays nicely”) with other squares. This is (if you like) a kind of visualization of the interoperability concept.
  • And a PDF twist!
    Unlike most raster image formats, the left-bottom is the origin of PDF’s coordinate system. In our new logo the established “PDF Association red” is retained in the left-bottom square.


The PDF Association logo 2019


We will celebrate the new logo in January 2019 with an all-new website!

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