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 …Happy new 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 ad …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’?
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The PDF Association engages in many activities as it follows its mission of promoting the adoption of ISO standardized PDF technology around the world.
Some of the most important work we do involves providing information and resources to government agencies and regulators to help them develop reference materials, guidelines, regulations and laws.
Government agencies have a special interest in PDF technology for a variety of reasons.
Government agencies already create, distribute, capture and retain PDF format documents on an industrial scale, and they did so long before the PDF Association came into existence. So what can we add?
From the beginning, PDF was engineered to achieve cross-platform, self-contained reliability. In other words, it was engineered to be something a community could support. Today, this reality is visible in the deep and wide range of PDF software products from thousands of vendors across the globe.
With most major PDF producers as members, the PDF Association can claim substantial representation of the industry, and the organization is undoubtedly influential. Lets review some examples:
The PDF Association is taking on more missions than ever before. The veraPDF project to develop an industry-accepted, open-source PDF/A validator is nearing completion based on a consensual process that began 10 years ago with the PDF/A Competence Center. veraPDF is being closely watched by government, archival and academic institutions worldwide; all indications are that interest is growing as the software and test-suite mature.
Today, PDFs vital role as the electronic document format of record is unchallenged, but the real story is what happens tomorrow. Heres what we can look forward to:
PDF remains the indispensable file format for business and government because it is uniquely suited to cases where reliable, cross-platform, self-contained documents are either required or desirable. As part of its mission to drive awareness of PDFs capabilities and the value of ISO standardization of PDF technology, the PDF Association will continue to interact with and advise government and regulatory agencies worldwide as they develop policies for the management of electronic documents.