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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.

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

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

This document describes a method for storing data in a PDF file that correspond to … Read more

This International Standard specifies the AFP document architecture by defining a subset appropriate for long-term … Read more

PDF 2.0 expanded PDF’s 3D support to include ISO’s Product Representation Compact (PRC) file format.

ISO 14289-1:2014 (PDF/UA-1) defines the use of tagged PDF in files conforming to ISO 32000-1:2008 … Read more

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

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

ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of … Read more

ISO 32000-1 was the first ISO-standardization of PDF. It’s based on Adobe’s PDF 1.7.

ISO 19005-1 is a part of a series of standards known as PDF/A which defines … Read more

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