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PDF standards are not mutually exclusive

PDF Association staff // March 15, 2018
PDF in general News

PDF ISO standards fulfill certain requirements and is preferred in different sectors accordingly but they are not mutually exclusive

Five reasons developers should participate in PDF Days Europe

PDF Association staff // March 13, 2018
PDF in general Article

PDF Days Europe, the annual PDF technology education event, will take place from 14 to 16 May 2018 in Berlin …

Motherboard: “PDF is secretly the world’s most important file format”

PDF Association staff // March 7, 2018
PDF in general News

Motherboard, which “…travels the world to uncover the tech and science stories that define what’s coming next for this quickly-evolving …

Corruption in PDF: Federal Crimes Edition

PDF Association staff // February 23, 2018
PDF in general News

Slate magazine reports today that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s recent indictment of Paul J. Manafort and Richard W. Gates …

A double anniversary for PDF Days Europe 2018

PDF Association staff // February 7, 2018
PDF in general PDF 2.0 Article

Richard Cohn, Principal Scientist at Adobe, one of the two co-authors of the original PDF specification in the era of …

PDF Day: a breakthrough in Washington DC

PDF Association staff // February 2, 2018
PDF in general PDF Association news

Over 260 attendees from 40+ federal and state agencies The latest PDF Day event was held on January 29th at …

Upcoming PDF Day DC proves popular!

PDF Association staff // January 23, 2018
PDF in general PDF Association news Article

The PDF Association returns to Washington DC next Monday, January 29, 2018 for PDF Day DC, a single day packed …

“PDF can do THAT?!”

Duff Johnson // December 15, 2017
PDF in general 3D PDF Article

PDF files deliver a complete package of information that defines a document; everything that’s needed to represent the text, graphics …

The PDF Association and the Library of Congress

PDF Association staff // December 13, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A News PDF Association news

Earlier in 2017 both the US Library of Congress and NARA joined the PDF Association as Liaison members, an option available to non-profit …

The only digital document format

Duff Johnson // December 8, 2017
PDF in general PDF/A Article

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a …

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