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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 …

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’?

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.

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

Dietrich von Seggern, callas software

Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop prepress production in a reproduction house. He became involved in research projects for digital transmission of print files, and moved to the German Newspaper Marketing Organisation (ZMG). There Dietrich was responsible for a project to enable the digital transmission of newspaper ads. In 2002 he joined callas software as Director of Product Management, and subsequently introduced callas’ PDF/A related products for the archiving industry.
After becoming Business Development Manager in 2010 Dietrich became one of the Managing Directors of callas in 2016.

 

PDF Association: At the PDF Days Europe, you will be hosting a presentation titled “PDF’s ISO-standardized subsets: a tour” – what’s that about?

Dietrich von Seggern: This session delivers an overview about PDF/X, PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/VT and PDF/UA. Their specific use cases are explained and how related requirements are transferred into provisions of the respective standards. The development of the standards also show how the general use of PDF has been changed over time starting with PDF/X where PDF is an intermediate product for printed paper to PDF/UA where PDF is much more than what could be printed.

PDF Association: Who is your presentation aimed at?

Dietrich von Seggern: We have several PDF based standards such as PDF/A or PDF/X, each defining a subset of PDF for a certain use case. In this session I want give an overview about all of them. It will not be possible nor is it the goal to explain technical details, I plan to explain things more on the user level having e.g. product managers or marketing people in mind as a target group.
Basically everybody who maybe only knows one or two of them and wants to get a good overview should join me in this session.

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

Dietrich von Seggern: A good overview about all PDF standards, information that might be useful when working with PDF files that adheres to a certain standard or when having to convert into such a standard.

Check out the detailed programme:
https://www.pdfa.org/pdf-days-europe-2018-schedule-of-sessions/
Direct link for registration:
https://en.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2018.html


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