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Mission Statement: To promote Open Standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology through education, expertise and shared experience for stakeholders worldwide.
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The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

PDF 2.0 examples now available

The PDF Association is proud to present the first PDF 2.0 example files made available to the public. Created and donated to the PDF Association by Datalogics, this initial set of PDF 2.0 examples were crafted by hand and intentionally made simple in construction to serve as teaching tools for learning PDF file structure and syntax.

PDF 2.0 interops help vendors

The PDF 2.0 interop workshops included many vendors with products for creating, editing and processing PDF files. They came together in Boston, Massachusetts for a couple of days to test their own software against 3rd party files.

PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide for ISO 32000 now published

AIIM Technical Implementation GuideThe US Committee for PDF/UA has published the first edition of PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7) for PDF/UA developers coming to grips with the PDF specification.

The document’s target audience is:

  • Assistive Technology (AT) developers and vendors.
  • Software developers interested in writing and processing Tagged PDF files.

For implementers of ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA), this Guide illuminates and clarifies aspects of clause 14 of ISO 32000-1. It’s not a substitute for PDF/UA, not is it a “how to” document for end users. Each section of this Guide may be read side-by-side with clause 14 of ISO 32000-1.

Although non-normative, this document reflects the intentions of the US Committee for PDF/UA, the lead authors of ISO 14289-1. It complements the US Committee’s Technical Implementation Guide for PDF/UA, first published in late 2013, as well as the PDF Association’s Matterhorn Protocol.

PDF/UA-1 Technical Implementation Guide: Understanding ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7), is posted on AIIM’s website.

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