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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/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide for ISO 32000 now published

AIIM Technical Implementation GuideThe US Committee for PDF/UA has published the first edition of PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7) for PDF/UA developers coming to grips with the PDF specification.

The document’s target audience is:

  • Assistive Technology (AT) developers and vendors.
  • Software developers interested in writing and processing Tagged PDF files.

For implementers of ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA), this Guide illuminates and clarifies aspects of clause 14 of ISO 32000-1. It’s not a substitute for PDF/UA, not is it a “how to” document for end users. Each section of this Guide may be read side-by-side with clause 14 of ISO 32000-1.

Although non-normative, this document reflects the intentions of the US Committee for PDF/UA, the lead authors of ISO 14289-1. It complements the US Committee’s Technical Implementation Guide for PDF/UA, first published in late 2013, as well as the PDF Association’s Matterhorn Protocol.

PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7), is posted on AIIM’s website.

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Categories: PDF/UA