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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.

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This flyer reviews the first three parts of the PDF/A standard.

PDF/UA is the common name for ISO 14289. An international standard approved in 2012, PDF/UA … Read more

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

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

PDF/A l’essentiel 2.0 PDF pour l’archivage à long terme is the french translation of PDF/A … Read more

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In late 2014, over two days in Washington DC and New York City over 20 … Read more

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

PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-For- mats in der Langzeitarchivierung elektronischer Dokumente. … Read more

PDF/UA ist die gebräuchliche Bezeichnung für ISO 14289-1 – ein internationaler Standard, der im August … Read more

Zum Download eines einzelnen Flyers bitte auf das Flyerbild klicken. Globale und offene ISO-Standards für … Read more

Download the English version of the PDF Association, PDF/A, PDF/UA and PDF/VT standards to learn … 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

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PDF Day events consist of a number of strictly educational (no product pitches allowed) presentations. … Read more

Der ISO-Standard 14289-1, bekannt als PDF/UA, erschien im Sommer 2012. Er beschreibt erstmalig und einheitlich … Read more

ISO 14289-1, more commonly known as PDF/UA, was first published in the summer of 2012 … Read more

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PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-Formats in der Langzeitarchivierung elektronischer Dokumente. Seit … Read more

PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0 provides a comprehensive introduction to the ISO standard and shows … 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

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