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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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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 videos from December 2014 are now available!

Screen-shot of PDF Day video playlistLast December a score of PDF experts came together in Washington DC and New York City to discuss PDF technology in a way that makes it approachable for CIOs and others who are interested in what PDF can do for them in terms of business solutions.

PDF Day’s purely educational sessions – the vast majority of the content – were leavened with “5 minutes with a PDF vendor” – a short, snappy introduction to event sponsor’s products and services

Subjects of the sessions cover a wide variety of interests in PDF technology, from accessibility to transactional documents to digital signatures, collaboration, and more.

Educational sessions are now available in the PDF Day in Washington DC and New York City playlist on YouTube. “4 minutes with a vendor” sessions are also available.


Tags: Videos
Categories: Digital Signatures, Document Management, ECM, PDF/A, ZUGFeRD