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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 specifies the set of metadata to be used to communicate the approval status, … Read more

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This page provides links to 3rd party resources pertaining to making 3D models accessible.

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The US DoD MIL-STD-31000 standard describes requirements for preparing technical data packages (TDPs) which 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 ISO 15930 family of standards define PDF/X, which support the graphic arts and professional … Read more

RFC 8118 defines the application/pdf Media Type and provides an overview of PDF fragment identifiers.

The document part metadata in a PDF file that conforms to this document can be … Read more

This paper describes a proposed set of actions for enabling the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) … 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

This paper explains how 3D PDF enables the Model Based Enterprise by providing a means … Read more

This paper highlights how these 3D PDF formats are similar, how they are different, and … Read more

This paper highlights how the Department of Defense is changing its procurement practices through a … Read more

This standard defines the syntax and semantics of the Universal 3D file format, an extensible … Read more

The Camelot Project is the Adobe strategy document that launched the PDF revolution.

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