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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.

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To help implementers locate the latest information, the PDF Association maintains a page of links … Read more

A number of documents, originally published by Adobe Systems, are normatively referenced from ISO 32000-2:2017. … Read more

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

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

Digital signatures are primarily used to check the integrity of the signed part of the … Read more

The PDF/A-1 requirements related to color handling may be confusing to users and developers who … Read more

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Digitale Signaturen werden in erster Linie verwendet, um die Integrität signierter Dokumente zu überprüfen. Sie können auch verwendet werden, um … Read more

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