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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.

These print workflow and metadata standards specify the intended appearance, processing steps, or job tickets … Read more

ISO 16684 is the ISO family of standards that defines XMP (eXtensible metadata platform) for … Read more

This free application note summarizes precisely where PDF creators should add XMP metadata to PDF … Read more

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

This TechNote lists all XMP schemas and properties which are allowed in PDF/A-1. Most importantly, … Read more

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Diese TechNote führt alle XMP-Schemas und Eigenschaften auf, die in PDF/A-1 erlaubt sind. Dabei werden insbesondere die vordefinierten XMP-Schemas für die Verwendung in PDF/A-1 abgedeckt. Es … Read more

PDF/A-1 imposes certain requirements and restrictions on document metadata in a compliant PDF/A-1 file where … Read more

A PDF/A-1 file must be identified as such by the presence of a certain entry … Read more

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