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

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The Technical Conference 2012 in March 27-28, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland was focused on PDF/UA. … Read more

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This test suite comprises a set of files which can be used to check the … Read more

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The 4th International PDF/A conference included presentations on PDF/A and PDF/A-2, accessibility, metadata, archives and … Read more

Introducción al PDF/A permite al usuario echar un vistazo entre bastidores a la norma y … Read more

PDF/A ist das PDF für die Langzeitarchivierung. PDF/A – Ende 2005 verabschiedet – ist das … Read more

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

Upon submission of PDF 1.7 to ISO for standardization in 2007, Adobe issued a summary … 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

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

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

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