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The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources to help developers, product managers, and others interested in leveraging PDF to meet their business and organizational objectives.

Most publications listed on pdfa.org are developed through our publications process, and are freely available to members and non-members alike.

PDF Association members may access drafts of current and upcoming ISO standards via the members-only intranet.

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Deriving HTML from PDF

PDF in general PDF/UA

This document describes an algorithm for producing conforming HTML from a well-tagged PDF document. HTML was chosen as a derivation target because HTML is consumed on all platforms and supported …

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PDF Declarations

ISO-standardized subsets of PDF such as PDF/A, PDF/UA and PDF/X already include identification mechanisms. However, in many cases users of PDF files would like to leverage 3rd party standards or other profiles of PDF to meet specific needs. The PDF …

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Electronic Document Conference – the sessions

Videos from the Electronic Document Conference 2019, held in Seattle, WA. The videos are posted on YouTube.

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Deriving HTML from PDF

This document describes an algorithm for producing conforming HTML from a well-tagged PDF document. HTML was chosen as a derivation target because HTML is consumed on all platforms and supported by all major vendors.

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PDF Products and Services 2019

PDF Association members showcase the diversity of electronic document solutions in “PDF Products & Services 2019”.

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About the PDF Association

What is the PDF Association, and what are the benefits of membership? This video helps explain.

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PDF Products & Services 2018

PDF Association members showcase the diversity of electronic document solutions in “PDF Products & Services 2018”.

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2018 PDF Day DC – the sessions

January 29, 2018 was PDF Day in Washington DC! This event brought industry experts, vendors, consultants, integrators and agency professionals┬átogether to discuss how PDF technology can contribute to enhancing the government’s workflows.

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PDF experts

This short video highlights the wide-ranging expertise within the membership and the PDF Association’s mission to promote awareness of ISO-standardized PDF technology.

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PDF Days; education, connections and more

A window into PDF Days, this PDF Association video showcases some of the reasons to attend – and for members, to sponsor – PDF Days events.

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PDF Days Europe 2015: Session recordings

You missed PDF Days Europe 2015? Never mind! Most sessions were recorded, and may be viewed via the links in the table. Monday, June 8, 2015 – Educational DayeIDAS and the PDF world Influences and challenges of the new EU …

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