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PDF Association

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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What is a “Competence Center”?

The PDF Association started in 2006 as the “PDF/A Competence Center”. The mission was to identify – and thereby establish – a common interpretation of the PDF/A-1 specification. With that accomplished through meetings open to all members, the secondary …

“PDF can do THAT?!”

PDF files deliver a complete package of information that defines a document; everything that’s needed to represent the text, graphics and layout that the recipient receives. To most people, PDF is “electronic paper” – the digital expression of a cellul …

The only digital document format

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a statement, a painting – at a moment in time. Until the advent of computers (and scanners), the media typically considered useable for such r …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF Association board significantly expanded


Berlin, 04 July 2014. PDF Association has significantly expanded its board of directors. The now ten-member-strong committee is composed of representatives from leading forces within the PDF industry, five from Europe and five from North America, increasing the PDF Association’s clout as an international specialist association for PDF standards. Olaf Drümmer and Duff Johnson have been confirmed as the chairman and vice-chairman of the board respectively.

“Our newly-elected board brings together ten of the world’s leading minds in the field of PDF technology, most of whom are also active on a global scale within and alongside their companies. This puts us in the best possible position to once again significantly expand our activities in Europe and especially in North America”, said Olaf Drümmer.

The PDF Association board in detail:

•    Olaf Drümmer, callas software GmbH and axaio software GmbH
•    Duff Johnson, independent consultant and Project Leader of ISO 32000, the ISO-standardized PDF specification
•    Nora Calvillo, Adobe Systems Inc.
•    Peter Duff, Adlib Information Systems Inc.
•    François Fernandes, levigo solutions GmbH
•    Carsten Heiermann, LuraTech Europe GmbH
•    Andrew Holmes, Nitro Software Inc.
•    Hans-Joachim Hübner, Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ)
•    Matt Kuznicki, Datalogics Inc.
•    Dr. Bernd Wild, intarsys consulting GmbH

About the PDF Association

First established as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006, today, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.
The association facilitates education, networking and communication, and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Adlib Information Systems Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, Datalogics Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, levigo solutions GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH, Nitro Software Inc. und Satz-Rechen-Zentrum (SRZ) zusammen. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, the PDF Standard, is the association’s vice-chairman.

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PDF Association
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Neue Kantstr. 14
D-14057 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 – 0
Fax: +49 30 39 40 50 – 99
info@pdfa.org
www.pdfa.org

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pdfa@goodnews.de
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Tags: PDF Association, PDF standards
Categories: PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA