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.
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|PDF Association // September 5, 2019|
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 …
|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.
|September 17, 2018|
Black point compensation is already widely used in production printing, especially in situations where the combination of the substrate, colourants (e.g. inks) and printing process cannot achieve a very high density for blacks. Turning on BPC will often increase the …
|July 31, 2017|
ISO 32000-2 is the first PDF specification developed within the ISO working-group structure. It includes numerous new features, rewritten clauses, corrections, clarifications and much more.
|July 30, 2017|
A number of documents, originally published by Adobe Systems, are normatively referenced from ISO 32000-2. As they are required for implementing ISO 32000-2, the latest internationally-standardized version of PDF, Adobe has made these documents freely available, and has asked the …