PDF industry presentations
The PDF Association hosts a library of recordings of educational presentations by members and guest speakers at industry events. This collection, now including downloadable slide decks in many cases, is now accessible from pdfa.org.
All presentations are posted as received from the speaker. The PDF Association does not take responsibility for presentation content, comments by attendees or the speakers’ downloadable PDF files.
We can and must do better if PDF is to remain reliable, portable, and relevant – and thus grow into the future for all its stakeholders. And now, we have that chance…
In this presentation you’ll learn about migrating content into cloud based repositories and ECM systems, based on hard facts and ECM market data. Many cloud migration projects failed, due to a lack of content migration strategies. MARS company did better, … Read more
In this presentation we will explore how remote workers lose thousands of hours accessing PDF documents. This has become a growing concern, causing a decrease in productivity as well as employee frustration. Not to mention, waiting longer for PDF documents … Read more
Über die Zulassung und Freigabe luftfahrttechnischer Systeme und Komponenten verlangt das Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA) von den Herstellungs- und/oder Instandhaltungsbetrieben der Aviation Industrie entsprechende Nachweise. Bei Diehl Aviation werden in einem vollständig medienbruchfreien Freigabeprozess, unter Verwendung der QES, formularbasierte Zertifikatsdokumente generiert und … Read more
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) uses software robots to mimic human actions and automate everyday tasks. This session will explain the place that PDF plays in the range of solutions that may be classified as Robotic Process Automation and how RPA … Read more
In February 2017, Peter Shikli launched Access2online to provide accessibility auditing of websites because he knew how to design websites. What little he knew about accessibility was almost completely wrong. Making this particularly challenging is the fact that he launched … Read more
Complex writing systems have always required special attention. Examples of such complex scripts are Arabic, Devanagari or Thai alphabets, but there are many more. In case of the PDF graphics model there are two key challenges when processing text in … Read more
Adoptez les meilleures pratiques pour extraire et supprimer de manière définitive les données sensibles de vos documents PDF natifs ou scannés dans tout type d’application. Ce procédé (“redaction” en anglais) est une étape essentielle pour tout système de gestion de … Read more
Le format PDF est une véritable boite à outil qui permet de résoudre les nombreux challenges posés par la transformation numérique (acquisition, impression, archivage, mais aussi interopérabilité, accessibilité, sécurité et Green IT). Polyvalent, normalisé et universel, le PDF est en … Read more
The talk is devoted to typical problems and possible solutions of generating PDF/UA compliant (or at least well-tagged) PDF documents from authoring applications such as rich layout WYSIWYG text editors, web browsers, and others. We touch on some ambiguous PDF/UA … Read more
In today’s digital world, PDF has become the most widely used format for customer communications management (CCM). Many organisations are struggling to achieve successful workflow management, production processing, streamlining access, and online delivery whilst ensuring document accessibility. If you are … Read more
PDF is all around us and successfully drives many processes. But there are many circumstances when using a commercial software is not an option – for many possible reasons. What can be done in such situations? There seems to be … Read more
Remember when you used to get manuals with video games? We all lament the loss of those manuals (at least I do), but imagine if the manual was the game? After decades of dominating the document and printing industry, it is … Read more
PDFs is not a single application’s file format, it is a file format shared with thousands of applications, and each PDF producer seemingly has their own quirks for generating PDFs. What can we learn by examining a couple of largish … Read more
There is a well-defined mechanism for doing Redactions in PDF files; first, creating “redaction annotations” to mark up the items to be redacted, and then second, applying those annotations all at once. While simple in theory, in practice this process … Read more
Tables are too often created the wrong way: sometimes they lack content, sometimes they are too complicated to understand, sometimes they are even misused. This comes with a cost for accessibility: the content of the table is difficult to understand, … Read more
How to Open and Edit PDF Graphics in Visio, PowerPoint and on the Web During this session, the audience will learn about a simple, free tool for converting PDF-based graphics. By unlocking all objects, text, and attributes, drawings and diagrams … Read more
PDF/R – the new ISO 23504-1:2020 standard for raster image data interchange. This session offers a summary and discusses how PDF/R can help modernize and secure scanned image data transfer, especially in the age of cloud and mobile business workflows.
PDF/A-4 introduces various changes in features and structure of conformance levels. Also new are PDF/X-6, PDF/VT-3 and PDF/R. In addition ISO used the opportunity to harmonize all these standards so that it will be more straightforward for a PDF to … Read more
Take an in-depth look at what one company has learned through the years about what we’ve done well, what we’ve done poorly, and where we are now with creating training materials for our analysts. Holding a unique position as both … Read more