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With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.

PDF for printing – The ISO standard PDF/X was the  first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF specification, PDF/X was designed to constrain PDF  files in order to cater to specific use-cases in the print industry. Content Introduc …

More than 150 attendees have registered for the PDF Days Europe 2017 so far!

Italy Chapter

In Italy, PDF/A is currently widely used as a format for electronic storage and recording because its technical features make it more effective than the TIFF format and because the Prime Minister of Italy authorized a decree in 2008, which states that the PDF/A format must be used in the publication of final accounts and other legal and fiscal documentation. Consequently, PDF/A has become a well-known format, used every day by thousands of Italian users who, at present, can also avail of the solutions and invaluable support provided by members of the PDF Association. The major interest that our country has shown in this format is the reason why Rome hosted the 2010 PDF/A International Conference.


Local Contact

Francesco Tito photoFrancesco Tito
Francesco Tito is the CEO and Marketing Manager of Bridge Technologies Srl. After graduating from Milan’s Polytechnical University with a degree in Electronic Engineering, he immediately started collaborating with important consulting companies in the IT sector. After many years at Ernst & Young Consultant, where he gained experience in applications and auditing, he went on to manage the sale of complex innovative solutions, eventually concentrating on Document Automation and taking part in the successful start-up of Bridge Technologies, an Italian company that has been providing solutions for output management, transformation, conversion into any format, and enhanced document flows for storing, printing and bulk mailing since 2005.
francesco.tito@pdfa.org
Tel: +39 3358364456

 

Members in country

Please go here for the list of members in Italy.

Materials

  • Flyer about the PDF/A Competence Center
  • PDF/A in sintesi– the ‘bible’ which describes PDF/A on approx. 80 pages very detailed.
  • Five articles about PDF/A which give a good overview.

Magazines

The leading document management magazine in Italy is the DDM  magazine, edited by the 4IT group (the marketing and cooperation partner for Italy).

Recommendations and legal requirements

In Italy, PDF/A is becoming the main format used in the electronic storage of documents. Despite a regulatory framework that is still evolving and therefore not well defined, numerous references to the PDF/A format are made at normative and regulatory level. The decree authorized by the Prime Minister of Italy on December 10th, 2008 requires final accounts, consolidated balance sheets, and other documentation to be published in the Business and Trade Registry in PDF/A format without images. This obligation remains until the taxonomies of the XBRL specifications are unavailable or insufficient in terms of “representing a balance sheet approved by companies in accordance with the principles of transparency, correctness and truth”. With regard to electronic storage, there is no binding obligation to use the PDF/A format. Nevertheless, this format has been acknowledged by institutions thanks to the fact that it is unmodifiable and still readable. The Chambers of Commerce also require company documents to be sent in PDF/A format.

The instructions provided by the Business and Trade Registry in relation to online balance sheet storage contain information about converting files into PDF/A format or into another format that does not contain any “macro instructions” or executable code that could activate features that would enable the documentation itself or any facts or data contained therein to be modified. This applies to balance sheets that do not need require the presentation of the list of shareholders (such as s.r.l. and cooperative societies). It also applies whenever the list remains unchanged (in this case, therefore also s.p.a.). Furthermore, Infocamere has published a technical manual that describes the procedure for use with the PDF/A format. This manual is available on the home page of the company’s website.

Events

Italy has multiple events around document and output management and the PDF Association joined the Digital Printing Forum in Milan. The Inprinting fair in Milan also had a PDF/A booth and the Forum PA in Rome is an important fair for the public administration. The PDF/A Conference 2010 in Rome was a complete event around PDF/A.

Next Events
PDF Camp USA

At PDF Camp, our goal is to answer all of your questions regarding our technologies, or PDFs in general. After successfully holding similar events in Europe, we are excited to be bringing the first PDF Camp to the USA!

Webinar – Introduction to pdfaPilot 7

On May 2 at 4 PM David van Driessche, CTO of Four Pees, will hold an English webinar to introduce you to pdfaPilot 7. The webinar is free of charge!

Generating accessible PDFs with InDesign and MadeToTag

After a brief introduction to the topic, we will focus on the latest developments in the creation of accessible PDF documents and PDF forms.