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…
Come learn about new standards from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) and how this impacts PDF and the future of content.
Generating documents can be challenging. There are many tools, different platforms and markup languages. Especially these markup languages like XSL:FO or similar, do have a steep learning curve and there are not that many people comfortable with those. But there … Read more
How do organizations and individuals using PDF technology benefit from membership in the PDF Association? Subjects covered include: Why the PDF ecosystem matters Technical benefits, including access to ISO draft documents and developer communities Marketing benefits, including articles, products and … Read more
ABBYY FineReader PDF: solving document challenges across the organization through individual efficiency Document-related needs vary across industries, jobs, and even individual organizations and employees. Although mostly done digital, today’s document workflows are still heavily mixed, causing various challenges for information … Read more
Digital Transformation and PDF – why OCR is not only for capturing paper documents In the modern office there is not only paper documents and digital-born editable PDFs, but a lot of documents which are digital but not or only … Read more
The aerospace industry has strict requirements for the submission of digital documents. For example, the qualified electronic signature is mandatory for construction documents of aircraft components. The digital signature should make the sender clearly identifiable and ensure that the document … Read more
Come and learn how an idea becomes a standard! We’ll look at some recent work driven by the PDF Association to advance the state of the art in PDF technology and the process it undergoes to become an ISO standard. … Read more
We demonstrate the extension of veraPDF framework for validating syntax of PDF/UA-1 and Tagged PDF including formal list of checks, test corpus development and visualization of the reports. Additionally, we discuss ambiguous requirements of both PDF/UA-1 and Matterhorn protocol and … Read more
A high-level assessment of document anonymization & pseudonymization approaches used in business or compliance workflows. PDFTron will also discuss strategies on how to streamline workflows, reduce compliance risk, and improve document security.
PDF is used today in many different types of print and digital businesses. How well that PDF is structured is proving to make a significant impact in day-to-day processes, which in turn impacts operational efficiencies and costs. During this session, … Read more
A common complaint about making documents accessible is too hard for most. This session will explore many of the common challenges faced by people learning how to make PDF/UA compliant documents. This presentation promotes the use of PDFs and explains … Read more
How do you get the fastest from the source document to the accessible PDF? We present 3 ways that help you to find the best PDF accessibility strategy for your organisation. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of the … Read more
Leading global manufacturers are realizing substantial performance benefits by embracing open data standards as the foundation of their Model Based Enterprise and Digital Transformation strategies. This empowers more effective and secure data exchange and collaboration throughout engineering, manufacturing, supply-chain and … Read more
Since December 2018 some of the world’s most trusted PDF accessibility experts work together to create atomic examples of WCAG 2.1 compliant PDF files. We report about the current status. You will get to know the basic concept as well … Read more
US government and academic preservationists are looking to PDF to take on the fight against email degradation. The EA-PDF (Email Archives in PDF) concept is under development; a document spelling out requirements for archiving email messages, folders or accounts as … Read more
Since the original publication of PDF 2.0 as the almost 1000-page ISO 32000-2:2017 specification, ISO subject matter experts have been working on a “dated revision” update to ISO 32000-2. This new and improved publication will soon replace the 2017 edition … Read more
The PDF Association serves as an industry partner in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, with Peter Wyatt working on behalf of the PDF industry as the PDF Principal Investigator. The underlying SafeDocs’ approach is … Read more
How can you carry over the attributes expressed in a non-PDF format into a PDF so that their original intent is not lost especially when that detail may be required at another stage in the workflow? This talk looks at … Read more
Apache Tika is widely used as a critical enabling technology for search in Apache Solr and other search systems. This open source library performs text and metadata extraction from numerous file formats, including PDF via an integration with Apache PDFBox. … Read more
A short overview about the process of signing a PDF document with single or serial signatures is given. The special features of PDF to support signature workflows like certificate signatures and allowing for dedicated modifications after signing is presented. This … Read more