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.
|PDF Association // October 26, 2018|
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.
|July 20, 2017|
This document describes PDF/raster, a strict subset of the PDF file format designed for storing, transporting and exchanging multi-page raster-image documents.
|July 15, 2017|
TechNote 0010 offers ISO TC 171 SC 2 WG 5-reviewed and industry-supported clarifications of ISO 19005, parts 1-3 for developers of PDF/A creators and validators.
|June 5, 2017|
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 supervision of the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group (TWG). More information about the veraPDF project can be found …
|May 15, 2017|
PDF Assiciation publication about PDF/X. PDF/X was the first ISO standard based on PDF technology. A subset of the PDF specification, PDF/X was designed to constrain PDF files in order to cater to specific use-cases in the print industry.
|January 3, 2016|
The PDF/VT Application Notes discuss topics that aid implementers of PDF/VT workflow tools and demonstrate the various design features of the PDF/VT file format. The document was developed by the PDF/VT Competence Center of the PDF Association, in close cooperation with, …
|October 15, 2015|
The Finnish Business Archive Association organised an expert event from September, 30 to October, 1st 2015 in Mikkeli, Finland. PDF Association Board Member Hans-Joachim Hübner and Managing Director Thomas Zellmann presented the keynote speech discussing PDF/A-3 as preservation format.
|July 7, 2015|
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 …
|June 18, 2015|
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 …
|June 18, 2015|
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 …
|October 7, 2014|
The accessibility of an electronic document is dependent on the inclusion of a variety of semantic information such as (but not limited to) machine-recoverable text presented in a declared language, logical structure of content, and organization of that content in …