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 2.0 examples now available
The PDF Association is proud to present the first PDF 2.0 example files made available to the public. Created and donated to the PDF Association by Datalogics, this initial set of PDF 2.0 examples were crafted by hand and intentionally made simple in construction to serve as teaching tools for learning PDF file structure and syntax.PDF 2.0 interops help vendors
The PDF 2.0 interop workshops included many vendors with products for creating, editing and processing PDF files. They came together in Boston, Massachusetts for a couple of days to test their own software against 3rd party files.
With more than 200 participants, this year’s PDF Days Europe was the largest to-date. Early feedback from attendees makes clear that it was also a great success.
PDF Days participants praised the leading PDF event for the cutting-edge presentations and excellent networking possibilities, and rated it as a highly effective and efficient means of researching their own needs and interests regarding this ISO-standardized electronic document technology.
ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) and the internal PDF Association project known as “Next-Generation PDF” were particularly popular subjects, but not the only ones. Many sessions concentrated on utilizing current technology. Attendees learned about PDF/A services as a cloud solution, new PDF-based collaboration options, a centralized platform for uniform conversion to PDF and PDF/A, and novel uses for PDF/A-3. The creation of universally-accessible documents, including those conforming to PDF/UA, also drew many attendees.
In the near future the PDF Association will post presentations and videos from the event, so stay tuned!
The staff of the PDF Association would like to thank all participants for attending. We look forward to welcoming you to the PDF Days Europe in 2018!