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Talking about electronic documents

We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …

Happy new logo!

2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …

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.

UK Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Centre Launches

15th October 2010, London – The UK Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Centre (PDFACC) has been launched, as part of the global expansion of the organisation, to meet the needs of customers and companies that offer PDF/A products and services in the UK. To mark its launch the Chapter will be hosting a half day seminar in London on Friday 19 November with an aim to provide a comprehensive introduction to the PDF/A (ISO 19005) standard for long-term archiving of electronic documents.

“This seminar is our first event of many, helping to increase visibility of the PDF/A standard in the region. There are several companies that provide PDF/A solutions in the UK, but it is our hope that major organisations and government offices will get involved in the UK Chapter to further the use of the format as a standard for long-term archiving and retrieval,” said Stewart Rogers, Chairman of the UK Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Centre and General Manager for European Operations at Crawford Technologies Inc.

PDF/A experts from across Europe will speak at the event including Gary Hodkinson, Managing Director of LuraTech Ltd who will take a look at the benefits of PDF/A for scanned documents. Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software Ltd will reveal all about PDF/A requirements, conformance levels and timelines and Thomas Zellmann, MD of PDF/A Competence Centre will be illustrating how the standard is already being implemented in both Europe and the USA and its future outlook.

PDF/A has been an ISO standard since 2005, governing the use of PDF format for the long-term archiving of electronic documents. The PDF/A standard is the result of more than three years of committee work by business representatives and members of different associations from around the world.

The PDF/A Competence Centre was founded as an international association to address the high demand for information about PDF/A and to promote the exchange of ideas and experience. The combined knowledge of numerous PDF/A experts is, therefore, available to interested parties in one package. The association regularly conducts events and seminars and contributes to further standardisation.

To register for “Introduction to PDF/A” on Friday, 19th November 2010, 13:00 – 17:00 at the Hubworking Centre, 5 Wormwood St, London, EC2M 1RQ, visit:


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