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The next PDF Standards meeting is in Berlin, Germany in May, 2017, the week before PDF Days Europe, which is also in Berlin this year!

PDF Days Europe 2016 in June was a great success! Videos from Berlin are now available!

The new PDF/E Competence Center started with its first meeting on September 8, 2016.

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The Portable Document Format (PDF) was born on 15 June, 1993 when Adobe Systems shipped Adobe Acrobat 1.0.

23 years and hundreds of billions of files later, PDF is the world’s chosen electronic document format; a universal choice for the fixed-layout, self-contained documents so vital to businesses across the globe.

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callas software GmbH
Version 9.2 of pdfToolbox has arrived

callas software, market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, today releases version 9.2 of its pdfToolbox product line. The main new feature in pdfToolbox 9.2 is the ability to search for fix-ups, checks, profiles … across multiple libraries, but a host of smaller features can be found throughout the product.


Compart AG
Xploration 2017: Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Compart

The innovation that the company was built upon gives users the ability to convert any kind of print format to any other kind of print format.


callas software GmbH
Version 7 of callas pdfaPilot supports veraPDF

callas software, a leading provider of automatic PDF processing and archiving solutions, today announced that version 7 of its flagship product pdfaPilot is now available. The latest release of this long-established software solution for converting files to PDF/A and validating them is now also compatible with veraPDF. veraPDF is an EU-supported project which involves the creation of a new test data set for all standard PDF/A components, as well as an open source PDF/A validator. The expanded functionality in the new version of pdfaPilot also includes automated flexible placement of any type of content. This gives users additional options for automating their PDF-related processes.


Foxit Coporation
Foxit Europe to debut at CeBIT

Berlin / Hannover, February 27 2017. Foxit Europe GmbH, the European PDF Center of Excellence, will attend CeBIT for the first time this year. From March 20-24, at Stand D30 in Hall 3, the company will exhibit its “one-stop shop”, a complete portfolio …


PDFlib GmbH
PDFlib GmbH releases PLOP/PLOP DS 5.2
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PLOP/PLOP DS 5.2 now supports RSA signatures with PSS encoding and RSA certificate security with OAEP padding. Find out more…


Recent articles

Who: Dr. Bernd Wild Company: intarsys AG Position: CTO PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dr. Bernd Wild: Not directly. But I appreciate Berlin for its locations and eve …

March 31, 2017

Who: Dietrich von Seggern Company: callas software GmbH Position: Managing Director PDF Association: The PDF Days Europe will be held in Berlin again. Do you have any personal relationship with Berlin? Dietrich von Seggern: Yes, definitely. I first cam …

March 24, 2017

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How will the PDF 2.0 interop workshops work? This article explains the process of building the test-matrix to establish possibilities for pair-wise testing.

March 3, 2017

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics spanning the future of PDF technology, this year’s PDF Days is more relevant than ever.

March 2, 2017

Collision attack: same hashes!

As we reported yesterday, those in the crypto world are well-aware that Google and others have proven that SHA-1, the venerable cryptographic hash function standard, is dead. The consequences, however, are yet to be determined. Somewhere, it is safe to …

February 28, 2017

Next-generation PDF

With over 35 informative sessions across a wide range of topics, including next-generation PDF, this year’s PDF Days event is especially relevant as we look forward into the future of PDF technology.

February 19, 2017

You will visit the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe in Berlin? Great! Here are some hotel recommendations and sightseeing tips near the event location.

February 19, 2017

Recent videos

PDF Association Board Member Hans-Joachim Hübner and Managing Director Thomas Zellmann presented the keynote speech “PDF / A-3 as preservation format”.


You missed the PDF Days Europe 2015? Never mind! Overview of the video recordings of the PDF Days Europe 2015


A single session was dedicated at each PDF Day to giving each sponsor no more than 4 minutes to introduce themselves and their organizations, and talk about what makes them different.


21 videos covering the sessions at PDF Day in December, 2014. Subjects range from accessibility to NARA’s transfer guidance, collaboration, and more.


On June 18 David van Driessche held an English webinar focusing on how to use pdfToolbox Server in more advanced ways – knowing how pdfToolbox Server works with hot folders is a prerequisite. It might be a good idea to watch these former webinars about …


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