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ISO 16613

PDF/VCR enables variable data printing applications using PDF template-based variable content substitution and a framework for in-RIP variable content merging.

ISO 16612

The ISO 16612 family of standards defines PDF/VT for supporting variable data and high-volume transactional printing. PDF/VT builds on top of PDF/X.

ISO 15930

The ISO 15930 family of standards define PDF/X, which support the graphic arts and professional printing sectors.

PDF 3D Formats

PDF 1.7 introduced interactive 3D support using the U3D file format. PDF 2.0 expanded 3D support to include the ISO PRC format, and an ISO extension was published to add support for STEP (AP242) 3D models.

ISO 16684

ISO 16684 is the ISO family of standards that defines XMP (eXtensible metadata platform) for XML-based metadata. XMP is widely used across PDF and other file formats, and is mandated by many of the ISO PDF subsets standards.

ISO 19444

ISO 19444 specifies an XML format for representing forms data and annotations in ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0). It is the XML equivalent of FDF.

ISO 21757

ISO 21757-1 defines the ECMAScript API for automating and interacting with the 2D and 3D content in PDF 2.0 documents.

ISO 23504

PDF/R defines a small subset of ISO 32000 suitable for storage, transport and exchange of multi-page raster-image (scanned) documents.

ISO 14289-1

ISO 14289-1:2014 (PDF/UA-1) defines the use of tagged PDF in files conforming to ISO 32000-1:2008 (PDF 1.7) to ensure accessible content.

ISO 24517

ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of engineering documents in interactive and non-interactive workflows.

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