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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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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.

PDF Days Europe 2018 concludes with record number of attendees

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe and the co-author of PDF 1.0, gave the opening keynote at the PDF Days Europe 2018.

Matterhorn Protocol 1.01 now available

Screenshot of the Matterhorn Protocol.The PDF Association’s PDF/UA Competence Center is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 1.01 of the Matterhorn Protocol.

A publication of the PDF Association’s PDF/UA Competence Center, the Matterhorn Protocol specifies all possible ways to fail PDF/UA. As such, it’s a set of algorithms providing the practical rules for implementing software that creates, processes or presents accessible PDF.

A free download, the 1.01 release includes two minor changes (two tests previously listed as “machine” checks are now listed as “human” checks) and revised formatting to improve navigability and maintainability.


Tags: Matterhorn Protocol
Categories: PDF/UA