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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 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

PDF/VCR enables variable data printing applications using PDF template-based variable content substitution and a framework … Read more

The ISO 16612 family of standards defines PDF/VT for supporting variable data and high-volume transactional … Read more

The PDF/VT Application Notes discuss topics that aid implementers of PDF/VT workflow tools and demonstrate the … Read more

Im August 2011 veröffentlichte die ISO (International Organization for Standar- dization) nach über dreijähriger, weltweiter … Read more

This flyer explains the specification for PDF/VT, a.k.a. ISO 16612-2. PDF/VT addresses the requirements of … Read more

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This collection of four sets of graphically-rich, robust, valid PDF/VT files facilitates testing and demonstrating … Read more

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

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