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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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The only digital document format

Margaret Hamilton led a team credited with developing the software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab. Her  team was responsible for developing in-flight software, which included algorithms designed by various senior scientists for the Apollo command module …

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 technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

PDF Day program for December 10 in Washington DC


PDF Day is 18 short, fast-paced educational sessions designed to convey non-commercial information meeting the interests and concerns of IT executives. Download the program as a PDF/UA and PDF/A-conforming document, or see the table below.

Educational session videos and “4 minutes with a PDF vendor” videos are now posted on YouTube.

More information is available at www.pdfa.org/dc.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – Solution Day

9:005 Minutes with a PDF solution:
Several vendors introduce their PDF products or solutions · axaio, callas, levigo, LuraTech and WebSupergoo
Track A: PDF praktisch
Moderation: Francois Fernandes
Track B: Output and ZUGFeRD
Moderation: Thomas Zellmann
Track C: In English
Track Chair: Olaf Drümmer
9:45Formulare, Formulare – von der Wiege bis zur Bahre
PDF-Formulare: Erstellung und Verarbeitung praktisch
Maruan Sahyoun, FileAffaires GmbH
21st century PDF standards for print and publishing
PDF, PDF/X and PDF/VT for print
Dov Isaacs, Adobe Systems
in English
Making document communications accessible
Deploying PDF/UA
David van Driessche, Four Pees and Michael Karbe, Actino Software
10:30Break
11:00Kommentare in PDF – ISO-konform, Duden-konform und vor allem praktisch
Nutzung von PDF Annotations mit verschiedenen Tools
Michael Karbe, Actino Software
Geht doch: Papierlose Kommunikation mit den Kunden
Ausfüllbare PDF-Formulare in einer Output-Lösung
Klaus Ganter, kühn & weyh Software
Who’s afraid of XFA?
Pros and cons of the XML Forms Architecture in PDF
Bruno Lowagie, iText Group
11:45Signieren von PDF leichtgemacht
Praktische Informationen vom Signieren bis zum Schützen von PDFs
Bernd Wild, intarsys consulting
PDF in der Output-Welt
Herausforderungen im High-Volume Output-Bereich
Harald Grumser, Compart
From desktop to the cloud
A critical evaluation of the BYOD culture within businesses
Garth Thompson, Nitro
12:30Lunch break
13:30Optimale PDF-Druckvorlagen aus Office-Dokumenten
Tipps und Tricks für die richtige PDF-Erzeugung
Stephan Jaeggi, PrePress-Consulting
ZUGFeRD für den elektronischen Rechnungsaustausch
Überblick über das ZUGFeRD-Datenmodell und PDF/A-3
Bernd Wild, intarsys consulting und Leiter AP3 FeRD
Text in PDF – catching the fata morgana
Why OCR technology can be the only way to access the textual information in PDFs
Michael Fuchs, ABBYY
14:15Scannen nach PDF/A
Praktische Erfahrungen aus der Scan-Dienstleistung
Ludwig Nickel, SAGA und Carsten Heiermann, LuraTech
ZUGFeRD für SAP
Praktische Umsetzung von ZUGFeRD im SAP-Umfeld
Thomas Wehebrink , SAP und Thomas Zellmann, LuraTech
The challenges of PDF to PDF/A conversion
Lessons learned after a decade of converting real-world PDF documents to PDF/A
Sebastian Ryffel, PDF Tools
15:00Break
15:30Ersetzendes Scannen
Die TR Resiscan erfolgreich umsetzen
Hans-Joachim Hübner, SRZ
PDF/A-3 in digitalen Akten
Hybride Dateien: Erstellung & Nutzen in Archiverung und Dokumentenmanagement
Jürgen Prummer, d.velop und Dietrich von Seggern, callas software
PDF in Business
Round Table discussion
Moderation: Bernd Wild and Carsten Heiermann, members of the board
16:15Closing Session · End of the conference 16:45

* – The panel is moderated by John Mancini, President of AIIM. Panelists include:

  • Kevin De Vorsey, NARA
  • Mark Patrick, DoD
  • Stephen Levenson, PDF/A Convenor 

Program Committee

The following contributed their own time and that of their respective companies to developing and organizing PDF Day.

  • Sean Zinsmeister, Nitro | Senior Marketing Manager, Desktop
  • Duff Johnson, PDF Association | Executive Director
  • Ivan Nincic, PDFTron | CTO
  • Matthew Kuznicki, Datalogics | CTO*
  • Peter Duff, Adlib Software | CEO*

* – A member of the PDF Association’s Board of Directors


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