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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.

Private data is everywhere is in almost every broadly-adopted file format. This Application Note answers … Read more

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

ISO 19005-4, known as PDF/A-4, defines a subset of PDF 2.0 for representing electronic documents … Read more

TechNote 0010 offers ISO TC 171 SC 2 WG 5-reviewed and industry-supported clarifications of ISO … Read more

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veraPDF is the industry-supported open-source validator for PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The software was developed … Read more

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This video is of the Finnish Business Archive Association organised event held in 2015 in … Read more

This flyer reviews the first three parts of the PDF/A standard.

PDF/A l’essentiel 2.0 PDF pour l’archivage à long terme is the french translation of PDF/A … Read more

Prior to development of the Isartor Test Suite, the PDF/A Competence Center Technical Working Group … Read more

PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-For- mats in der Langzeitarchivierung elektronischer Dokumente. … Read more

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PDF Day events consist of a number of strictly educational (no product pitches allowed) presentations. … Read more

PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0 provides a comprehensive introduction to the ISO standard and shows … Read more

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PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-Formats in der Langzeitarchivierung elektronischer Dokumente. Seit … Read more

ISO 19005, known as PDF/A-3, is equivalent to PDF/A-2, but with the addition of the … Read more

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This test suite comprises a set of files which can be used to check the … Read more

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An animation discussing digital preservation.

ISO 19005-2 defines a subset of PDF 1.7 for representing electronic documents in a manner … Read more

The 4th International PDF/A conference included presentations on PDF/A and PDF/A-2, accessibility, metadata, archives and … Read more

Introducción al PDF/A permite al usuario echar un vistazo entre bastidores a la norma y … Read more

PDF/A ist das PDF für die Langzeitarchivierung. PDF/A – Ende 2005 verabschiedet – ist das … Read more

This TechNote explains how to construct an XMP extension schema for PDF/A-1.

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