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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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Modernizing PDF Techniques for Accessibility

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit will identify best-practices in tagging various cases in PDF documents. Questions to be addressed will likely include: the legal ways to tag a nested list, the correct way to caption multiple images, the appropriate way to organize content within headings.

Refried PDF

My hospital emailed me a medical records release form as a PDF. They told me to print it, fill it, sign it, scan it and return it to the medical records department, in that order. In 2018? To get the form via email (i.e., electronically), yet be asked to print it? Did the last 20 years just… not mean anything! So I thought I’d be clever. I’d fill it first, THEN print it. Or better yet, never print it, but sign it anyhow, and return it along with a note making the case for improving their workflow. The story continues…

Slides and video recordings of PDF Days Europe 2018

You missed the PDF Days Europe 2018? Never mind! Here you can find the slides and video recordings of all 32 stunning sessions!

Using PDF/UA in accessibility checklists

PDF/UA, like PDF itself, is internally complex, but used correctly, actually makes things easier.

PDF Association expands its board of directors

Catherine Andersz of PDFTron Systems, Alaine Behler of iText Software and Peter Wyatt, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000 enrich the newly elected board of the PDF Association.

Interview with Dietrich von Seggern, CEO of callas software, about PDF Days Europe 2018

Dietrich von Seggern, callas software

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “Text and fonts in PDF” – what’s that about?

Dietrich von Seggern: While font formats have become more modern and overal fonts have become higher quality, problems with fonts and text are still a sizeable chunk of what goes wrong with PDF documents. When looking at PDF 2.0 not much has changed in this area. This session gives an overview about how fonts are used in PDF and in which way this relates to frequent font problems in PDF or PDF/A. As a tool Acrobat Preflight’s PDF Browser will be explained and in which way it can be used to track down text and font issues.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Dietrich von Seggern: This session is going to be very technical and I plan to deliver insights about how fonts are encoded into the PDF structure. This might be interesting for PDF users that have run into font issues or for PDF developers that do not have a lot of experience with this matter.

PDF Association: What will the people who attend your presentation be able to take away from it?

Dietrich von Seggern: It will be background information about how fonts and PDF interplay with each other in order to display text on screen or paper. This knowledge might be interesting for any professional PDF user that once in a while has to deal with problematic PDF files or with PDF/A which applies certain requirements for fonts. It will be easier after this session to understand font issues reported by a PDF/A validator.

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