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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 expands its board of directors

2018 Board of Directors faces.Berlin. The newly elected board of the PDF Association now consists of eleven members. Two marketing experts have been added;Catherine Andersz of PDFTron Systems and Alaine Behler of iText Software. Peter Wyatt, ISO Project Leader for ISO 32000, will also enrich the international association’s leadership team. As the most important regions for the PDF Association, Germany and North America have equal representation with four members each. Matt Kuznicki of Datalogics Inc. remains chairman of the board, and Dietrich von Seggern of callas software GmbH will continue as his deputy.

“Our new board has extensive marketing know-how, not least thanks to Catherine Andersz and Alaine Behler,” said Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director of the PDF Association. “In Peter Wyatt, we have a new board member with a deep technical understanding of the PDF format. Together with our Executive Director Duff Johnson, he led the ISO project to develop PDF 2.0. With this expanded marketing and technological expertise, we look forward to continuing to promote PDF applications for digital documents.”

Boris Doubrov of Dual Lab, Justin Durkan of Nitro, François Fernandès of levigo solutions, Carsten Heiermann of Foxit Europe, Leonard Rosenthol of Adobe Systems and Dr. Bernd Wild of intarsys consulting have were re-elected as board members.

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 110 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from Adobe, callas software, Datalogics, Dual Lab, Foxit, intarsys consulting, iText, levigo solutions, Nitro Software and PDFTron, and ISO 32000 Project Leader Peter Wyatt. The association’s chairman is Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Datalogics Inc. The Executive Director is Duff Johnson, independent consultant and ISO Project Leader of ISO 32000 and ISO 14289.

Editorial Contacts for North America:
PDF Association
Duff Johnson
Phone: +1.617 283 4226
duff.johnson@pdfa.org

Editorial Contacts for Europe:
Thomas Zellmann
Neue Kantstr. 14
D-14057 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 39 40 50 – 0
Fax: +49 30 39 40 50 – 99
thomas.zellmann@pdfa.org
www.pdfa.org

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Nicole Gauger
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Phone: +49 451 881 99 – 12
Fax: +49 451 881 99 – 29
pdfa@goodnews.de


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