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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.

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PDF Declarations

PDF in general

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 …

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PDF Day 2014 (DC and NY): Session Recordings

In late 2014, over two days in Washington DC and New York City over 20 experts came together to offer high-level educational sessions on PDF technology. Links to each session recording are provided below: Introduction: What is PDF, who owns …

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PDF Association flyers (English)

Download “Promoting ISO Standards for PDF Technology” Download “ISO 19005: A Series of Standards for Long-term Digital Archiving” Download “ISO 14289: The new standard for universally accessible PDF documents and forms” Download “ISO 16612-2 – The PDF Standard for Personalized …

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PDF Day 2013 (Seattle): Session Recordings

PDF Day events consist of a number of strictly educational (no product pitches allowed) presentations. The video recordings are now stored on YouTube. PDF Technical Conference 2013 PDF/A Day 2013

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ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7)

ISO 32000-1 is the first ISO specification for PDF. The document is an ISO formalization of Adobe’s own PDF Reference 1.7, and is technically identical to the Adobe document. On submission of PDF 1.7 to ISO for standardization in 2007, …

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