PDF Association

The PDF Days Conference is quickly approaching, held in Berlin May 15-16. At the conference, the PDF Association will host talks about PDF Specification updates and reveal some seriously big news. Although, we don't know everything, we do know that the big reveal for this year's PDF Days will be BIG. The super secret project is code named "next-generation PDF”. Easily the most exciting (and radical!) development in PDF technology for years, next-generation PDF marries core PDF capabilities to the flexibility of web technologies. The development of this technology is ongoing, and actively supported by many members of the PDF Association, including iText. The real name, purpose and status of “next-generation PDF” will be revealed in the initial Keynote session and subsequent dedicated track at PDF Days 2017
Today kicked off the two-day PDF Days event, hosted by the PDF Association. This year, the choice fell on Berlin as the host city of choice to gather the PDF world's finest minds and premium vendors. In over 30 seminars and workshops spread across three tracks, participants share knowledge and share ideas on topics such as PDF architecture, future business applications, end-user needs and frequently encountered challenges. iText is present at the event with a full delegation and hosts three workshops, starting of with iText founder Bruno Lowagie's speech on disrupting the documentation...
Last Monday 19 and Tuesday 20, iText had a team of 4 people at the PDF Technical Conference in San Jose. These are some pictures for those who missed the event: Panel discussion about PDF 2.0 From right to left: Leonard Rosenthol (moderator), Bruno Lowagie, François Fernandès, Matt Kuznicki, Duff Johnson. iText was on stage for two panel discussions and two talks. This is Ryan, showing how to create ZUGFeRD compliant invoices using iText: If you want to know more about our talks, you can download our new free ebook:...
Last Monday and Friday, iText was in Cologne for the European edition of the PDF Days: The PDF days are an ideal way to find out the current state of PDF. Here you can see Matt Kuznicki (from Datalogics ) talking about PDF in the World Today: This year, iText talked about the XML Forms Architecture in the context of ISO-32000-2 Who's Afraid of XFA? The Australian colleagues from Debenu and Planet PDF took this picture:...
Last week, the world's finest PDF experts gathered at the PDF Days in Washington DC and New York to talk about PDF standards such as PDF/A and PDF/UA. Our CEO presented a talk entitled: "How standards drive business": These are some impressions from the PDF Day in Washington DC: These are some impressions from the PDF Day in New York City: In the last photograph, you recognize Stan presenting iText in 4 minutes talking about the Awards won by iText Group in 2014.
U.S. PDF Days this year are held in Washington, DC and New York City , organized by the PDF Association. These are once a year , full-day educational events targeted at IT professionals, featuring presentations by the most authoritative experts in the document management industry and PDF in particular. This year they will focus on the specific topics relevant to the government and financial sectors. iText is a...
Our team has arrived in the Maternushaus, and the first day of the PDF Days has started this morning. Tomorrow is our iText Summit: Bruno Lowagie, our CEO, and Mark Stephens from IDR Solutions are the PDF Detectives: during their talk they have shown some seriously broken PDF files which were repaired live. Here are some pictures of the presentation. Hopefully we can add the movie from this presentation soon. Join us at our table for all your questions and answers. We are ready for it! FREE TICKET GIVE-AWAY!! We have tickets left for our Summit on the 17th of June in Cologne...
PDF Days: a teaser and a trailer
Last week, Bruno Lowagie, the CEO of iText Software, attended the PDF Conference organized by the PDF Association and the PDF/A Day organized by Adobe: The venue was great: the offices of Adobe in Seattle. The first day was kicked off by Nora Calvilio and Duff Johnson: PDF/A Day was kicked off by Bob Wulff who was responsible for the Acrobat project for 20 years: Bob covered 20 years of PDF in his keynote. We all know that the original code name for Acrobat was Carousel. Unfortunately, this name was already taken by Kodak. A marketing specialist was asked for an alternative name. They came up...
Last week, Bruno Lowagie, the CEO of iText Software, attended the European PDF Technical Conference organized by the PDF Association to see the future of PDF: Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe's PDF Architect, allowed us to look in his crystal ball: A combination of PDF and Web technologies can enable customers to make their documents and publications available everywhere in the best way possible for the document consumer: Unfortunately, invoices are still mostly on paper: But the German ZUGFeRD standard is a great step forward: This is a view from the European "20 years of PDF" party: