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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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The only digital document format

Margaret Hamilton led a team credited with developing the software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab. Her  team was responsible for developing in-flight software, which included algorithms designed by various senior scientists for the Apollo command module …

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 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.

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

Agenda 25 & 1025 years of PDF – 10 years as an ISO standard

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 focused on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology.

New designed tracks!

Based on answers to the attendee survey from PDF Days Europe 2017, we will offer three redesigned tracks:

  • PDF for users! With use cases and practical solutions for business.
  • PDF for developers! Technical presentations around PDF 2.0.
  • PDF for marketers! Marketplace information and  resources for PDF Association members.

Expect topics such as:

  • ISO standardized PDF: what’s current and what’s next
  • PDF market analysis
  • Next-generation PDF
  • PDF in mobile implementations
  • Accessible and reusable PDF files
  • Especially for our members: Using PDF Association resources to augment your own marketing
  • and much more!

On May  16 PDF Days continues with an interesting post conference program, and for developers, a PDF 2.0 Interop Workshop.

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