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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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Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019

PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!

Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers

Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.

Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?

How do we gain insight into how users’ views of documents are shifting? Google Trends is an increasingly interesting source of high-level marketplace data. By aggregating Google’s search data over time, reporting a term’s popularity as compared with all other searches.

Participating in the PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit

The PDF Techniques Accessibility Summit’s objective is to establish a broad-based understanding of how PDF files should be tagged for accessibilty. It’s an opportunity to focus on establishing a common set of examples of accessible PDF content, and identify best-practice when tagging difficult cases.

Members supporting PDF features!

The typical adoption curve for PDF technologies until approximately 2007 tended to track with that of the original PDF developer. Since then the marketplace has shifted; it’s no longer clear that Adobe drivesPDF feature support worldwide. Accordingly, we are happy to report that adoption of PDF 2.0 continues apace, with new vendors announcing their support every month.

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.


Tags: AIIM
Categories: PDF/UA