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PDF 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

PDF 2.0


The Associated Files feature allows PDF writers to provide additional information about files related to a PDF file in a standardized and therefore machine-readable manner.



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PDF/Raster 1.0

Industry standard

This document describes PDF/raster, a strict subset of the PDF file format designed for storing, transporting and exchanging multi-page raster-image …



Technical Note 0010: Clarifications of ISO 19005, parts 1-3 for developers of PDF/A creators and validators

Technical notes

TechNote 0010 offers ISO TC 171 SC 2 WG 5-reviewed and industry-supported clarifications of ISO 19005, parts 1-3 for developers …



veraPDF Test Suite

Test suite

What is veraPDF? veraPDF is the industry-supported open-source validator for PDF/A-1, PDF.A-2 and PDF/A-3. This project was developed under the …



PDF/X in a Nutshell

Educational

PDF Assiciation publication about PDF/X. PDF/X was the first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF …



PDF/VT Application Notes

Application notes

The PDF/VT Application Notes discuss topics that aid implementers of PDF/VT workflow tools and demonstrate the various design features of the …



Finnish Business Archive Association: “PDF/A-3 as preservation format”

Video

The Finnish Business Archive Association organised an expert event from September, 30 to October, 1st 2015 in Mikkeli, Finland. PDF …



PDF Days Europe 2015: Session recordings

Video

You missed PDF Days Europe 2015? Never mind! Most sessions were recorded, and may be viewed via the links in …



PDF/A (Flyer)

Flyer

PDF/A is the ISO standard for archiving electronic documents using the PDF format. The first part, PDF/A-1, was published on …



PDF/UA (Flyer)

Flyer

PDF/UA is the common name for ISO 14289. An international standard approved in 2012, PDF/UA defines how to represent electronic …



ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)

ISO standard

The accessibility of an electronic document is dependent on the inclusion of a variety of semantic information such as (but …



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