axaio software becomes member of the PDF Association

Berlin – April 5, 2012 - axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, actively supports the international PDF standards and accordingly has become a member of the PDF Association.

“axaio software commits to be continuously innovative in enabling worldwide creation and adoption of standards conforming PDF files. Through the membership of the PDF Association, we will extend our partnership with other organizations supporting the development of PDF standards”, states Olaf Drümmer, CEO at axaio software

The PDF Association is an international professional organization founded in 2006 that promotes the communication of information and experience on all PDF issues. The PDF Association enables decision-makers and interested users to get a comprehensive overview of PDF and offers help on comprehending this new topic.

PDF files are found in almost every company and computer. PDF has become the digital equivalent of paper. The objective of the PDF Association is to promote awareness and implementation of the growing number of ISO standards for PDF technology in digital document applications.

Karina Zander, Manager Marketing and Sales at axaio adds “We are happy to be part of a thriving community of developers, industry experts and implementers. Our customers need to have the ability to print, distribute electronically and archive their documents in standard PDF formats and to guarantee reliable editorial and PDF workflows. At axaio software, we know it’s extremely important for our customers to conform with industry norms, regulatory compliance and legal obligations. Thus, it is important for us to be a part of the leading industry association for the use of the PDF format.”

Engaging in active communications and sharing knowledge and experiences, axaio software is dedicated to provide articles, webinars, conferences, discussions and resources to assist developers in creating software to comply with the applicable PDF standards.

axaio software – guaranteed creation of tagged PDF files

axaio software’s MadeToPrint provides a solution to automate the creation of PDF files. It allows creating standard compliant PDF files without having to worry whether PDF compliance specifications are set correctly.

With the introduction of axaio MadeToTag, an Adobe InDesign plugin for easy and fast preparation of tagged PDF files, axaio software took PDF creation to the next level. PDF files can not only define the visual appearance of pages in a document, but can also be enhanced by tags that define a semantic structure for the page content. A tagged PDF is a prerequisite for accessibility, so that screen readers for visually impaired people or reading software for users with learning disabilities can provide rich access to a PDF’s content. In addition, tagged PDF enables substantially better indexing by search engines and more reliable text extraction or conversion to other formats.

About the PDF Association

Formerly known as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association is an international organization promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using PDF technology.

The association facilitates communication, connections and the sharing of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. The current membership includes over 100 enterprises and numerous individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries.

The management board includes industry leaders from callas software GmbH, Compart AG, Crawford Technologies Inc., intarsys consulting GmbH, LuraTech Europe GmbH and NetCentric US. The association’s chairman is Olaf Drümmer, CEO of callas software GmbH. Duff Johnson, President of NetCentric US is the deputy chairman. For more info, go to

About axaio software

axaio streamlines PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for Adobe InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and QuarkXPress environments. Its flagship product, MadeToPrint, vastly enhances the reliability of PDF creation, print output processes as well as export to other file formats. It offers three levels of automation from semi-automatic over hotfolder processing to true lights out server processing with MadeToPrint Server. axaio products seamlessly integrate into editorial environments based on vjoon K4, WoodWing Enterprise 7, Van Gennep PlanSystem4 or Quark Publishing System. axaio solutions are being used by publishing houses, advertisement agencies, prepress and packaging companies all over the world. More information on the axaio website:

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