The PDF Association in the course of their technical conference celebrated a special anniversary: the publication of the PDF format was for the 20th time. Berlin, 4th of July 2013. During the event, participants received in-depth information about all PDF standards PDF/A and PDF/UA about PDF/X, PDF/E, PDF/VT to PDF itself. The next technical conference will be held on 14th and 15th August 2013 in Seattle on August 16, 2013 place followed by the PDF/A day for users. According to a recent survey of the market research institute Innofact commissioned by Adobe Systems, PDF is the most commonly used file format. In July 2008, PDF was ratified as an ISO standard (ISO 32000), evolves no longer only from Adobe, but from many companies.
More PDF the ISO standards, such as PDF/A for long-term archiving, PDF/E for data exchange in the engineering area (with 3D-PDF-Modellen), PDF/UA for accessibility and PDF/VT for variables be added in high-volume PDF/X for pre-press and transactional printing. These were on the technical conference is intensively treated. Each at the beginning of the day of the Conference, attractive keynotes were on the agenda. On the first day, Leonard Rosenthol spoke of Adobe Systems, about the future of PDF. There, he revealed his findings from its standardisation work for PDF from Adobe, as well as for various international standardisation bodies.
The second day, Marco opened toe Mozilla with his keynote document accessibility for software developers”and relied on barrier-free PDF/UA, which increasingly become the focus. At the end of the first evening, the participants celebrated the 20th anniversary of the PDF format. OLAF Drummer, Chairman of the Board, and Duff Johnson, Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board, entertained the guests with historical anecdotes from the past two decades. We have received very good feedback from participants to our this year’s event”, says Olaf Drummer. We’re looking forward to the next technical conference, which first will be held in August in the United States. We are happy us, if participants would inform their Conference upcoming in North America-based subsidiaries or partners over there.” About the PDF Association pursues the objective to promote PDF applications for digital documents, open standards based on the PDF Association. To the International Association committed worldwide to an active knowledge transfer and the exchange of know-how and experience for all stakeholders. Currently, Member of the Association of the PDF are about 100 companies and numerous experts from more than 20 countries. PDF Association the Board of Directors is composed of executives of the Actino software company, Adobe Systems Inc., callas software GmbH, intarsys consulting GmbH, LurTech Europe GmbH together. The CEO is Olaf Drummer, Managing Director of callas software GmbH.