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 // 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 …
|August 31, 2018|
With PDF Processing Steps standardization, packaging and pro workflow components may be shared language-independent, vendor-neutral way, including specifications for cutting, varnishing, embossing, adding braille and other post-print operations right in the PDF.
|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, …
|January 16, 2014|
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 …
|September 1, 2013|
The Cal Poly Graphic Communications PDF/VT Test File Suite provides a collection of four sets of graphically-rich, robust, valid PDF/VT files for testing and demonstrating products claiming support of consumption of files conforming to the ISO 16612-2 PDF/VT standard. The PDF Association …
|January 29, 2013|
This leaflet provides an overview of what PDF/VT is and why it matters.
|October 1, 2010|
Contents What you need to know about PDF/A and PDF/A-2 Legal Certainty Accessibility and Metadata Archives & Libraries Public Administration Business to Consumer The Portable Document Format developed by Adobe Systems and first published in 1993 offers a …