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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 Day: The ROI

PDF Day logoPDF Day is coming next week to Washington DC and New York City! What can IT and records managers and executives expect?

It’s no secret that organizations everywhere use PDF all day, every day. From exchanging contracts to checking proofs, from transaction records to delivering reference information to users, PDF is the ubiquitous electronic media for content that used to live on paper.

And yet, PDF delivers far more than a replacement for paper. This ISO-standardized, universally-accepted format is far more powerful than most users suspect.

PDF Day is an educational, non-commercial event designed to educate IT decision-makers about how PDF can address business problems. Speakers are subject matter experts, not marketers. PDF Day attendees will learn:

  • How PDF/A reduces risks and improves efficiency when sharing or storing documents
  • How PDF attachments can reduce transaction costs by containing machine-readable information to automate invoicing and other exchange-of-data procedures
  • How digital signatures can provide a range of valuable capabilities, from tamper-protection to authentication, revocation and more
  • How the common platform of PDF technology allows users to collaborate on document reviews online and offline
  • How to manage privacy concerns in electronic documents
  • How to conform to regulatory requirements for accessible (Section 508 and ADA) electronic content
  • …and more

What’s the return on your investment for attending PDF Day?

  • You’ll see how intelligent use of PDF can reduce costs and refine workflows in everyday business processes
  • You’ll think of new ways of communicating with end-users, vendors and the public
  • You’ll be be better equipped to assess existing and plan new enterprise content deployments
  • You’ll be able to leverage this powerful format throughout your organization
  • You’ll be able to ask better questions of your ECM and other IT vendors

Review the programs for PDF Day in Washington and New York to learn more about specific sessions.

 Register for PDF Day today!

The first 20 attendees to use promotion code: I-NEED-A-PDF-DAY get 50% off the regular attendee rate!

In Washington DC on December 10:


In New York City on December 11:


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Categories: PDF