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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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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.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

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.

Editorial Contacts:

PDF Association
Thomas Zellmann
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

PR-Agency
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Nicole Körber
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D-23617 Stockelsdorf
Phone: +49 451 881 99 – 12
Fax: +49 451 881 99 – 29
pdfa@goodnews.de
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Tags: PDF Association, PDF standards
Categories: PDF, PDF/A, PDF/UA