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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources for those interested in leveraging PDF technology, and as of Q4 2021, also sells the ISO standards relating to PDF technology as developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.

In addition to formal ISO standards many PDF Association publications developed through our publications process are freely available.

PDF Association members may access process documents and drafts of upcoming ISO standards via the Member Area.


This document provides an overview and technical introduction to the Print Product Metadata (PPM) ISO … Read more

An ISO extension to PDF 2.0 adding support for glTF 3D models in PDF.

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Authoritative answers to common questions about Tagged PDF.

ISO 14289-2:2024 (PDF/UA-2) defines the use of tagged PDF in files conforming to ISO 32000-2:2020 … Read more

Comprehensive requirements for software that seeks to create fully reusable and accessible PDF 2.0 files … Read more

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PDF and FDF COS syntax VSCode extension for PDF developers interested in learning PDF as … Read more

PDF Cheat Sheets

PDF cheat sheets are quick-reference tools to help developers work more efficiently while ensuring that … Read more

ISO/TS 32005 extends ISO 32000-2 to clarify inclusion rules for using tags defined in the … Read more

An informative representation of the allowable containment of structure element types as defined in ISO/TS … Read more

ISO/TS 32003 is an extension that adds AES-GCM support to PDF 2.0.

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The Arlington PDF Model is a free and open-source machine-readable data model of all PDF … Read more

This document explains how to extend PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2:2020) by adding the ISO 10303-242 … Read more

This page provides external links to all legacy Adobe PDF references and errata, as well … Read more

ISO/TS 32002 is a PDF 2.0 extension specification that adds support for NIST-P, Brainpool, Edwards … Read more

ISO 18565 and ISO 22550 define an interchange of AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) to PDF … Read more

ISO/TS 32001 specifies how to extend PDF 2.0 by adding support for the use of … Read more

ISO/TS 32004 is a PDF 2.0 extension that provides integrity protection along with confidentiality for … Read more

This guide is intended to help designers, composition tool operators and software vendors avoid creating … Read more

This guide is intended to help developers or software vendors to ensure PDF files can … Read more

Terms from the glossary.

Explanations of technical terms related to accessibility as used in the PDF and PDF/UA standards.

EA-PDF is working to define the essential characteristics and optimal functional requirements for archiving email … Read more

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