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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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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 Declarations

// September 5, 2019
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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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PDF Association flyer

This flyer offers an introduction to the PDF Association for industry and users alike. It is available in both A4 and US letter page sizes. Both PDF documents conform with PDF/A-2a and PDF/UA-1. Download your copy today!

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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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PDF/A (Flyer)

PDF/A is the ISO standard for archiving electronic documents using the PDF format. The first part, PDF/A-1, was published on October 1, 2005. The second and third parts, PDF/A-2 (2011) and PDF/A-3 (2012), enhance PDF/A with support for additional features …

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PDF/UA (Flyer)

PDF/UA is the common name for ISO 14289. An international standard approved in 2012, PDF/UA defines how to represent electronic documents in the PDF format in a manner that allows the file to be accessible. The standard identifies PDF components …

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PDF/VT (Flyer)

In August 2010, following three years of global collaboration by industry leaders, the International Standards Organization published the specification for PDF/VT, a.k.a. ISO 16612-2. PDF/VT is built on the foundation of the PDF imaging model, widely recognized as the richest …

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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 Association flyer

// May 30, 2019
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PDF/A (Flyer)

// June 18, 2015
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PDF/UA (Flyer)

// June 18, 2015
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PDF/VT (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 16, 2014
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PDF/VT (Flyer)

// January 16, 2014
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PDF/A (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 14, 2014
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PDF/UA (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 14, 2014
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