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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 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

Application notes

The Associated Files feature allows PDF writers to provide additional information about files related to a PDF file in a …



PDF 2.0 Application Note 001: Black Point Compensation

Application notes

Black point compensation is already widely used in production printing, especially in situations where the combination of the substrate, colourants …



ISO 19593-1 (PDF Processing Steps)

ISO standard

With PDF Processing Steps standardization, packaging and pro workflow components may be shared language-independent, vendor-neutral way, including specifications for cutting, …



About the PDF Association

Video

What is the PDF Association, and what are the benefits of membership? This video helps explain.



PDF Products & Services 2018

Flyer

PDF Association members showcase the diversity of electronic document solutions in “PDF Products & Services 2018”.



2018 PDF Day DC – the sessions

Video

January 29, 2018 was PDF Day in Washington DC! This event brought industry experts, vendors, consultants, integrators and agency professionals¬†together …



PDF experts

Video

This short video highlights the wide-ranging expertise within the membership and the PDF Association’s mission to promote awareness of ISO-standardized …



PDF Days; education, connections and more

Video

A window into PDF Days, this PDF Association video showcases some of the reasons to attend – and for members, …



ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)

ISO standard

ISO 32000-2 is the first PDF specification developed within the ISO working-group structure. It includes numerous new features, rewritten clauses, …



Adobe documents referenced from ISO 32000-2

ISO standard

A number of documents, originally published by Adobe Systems, are normatively referenced from ISO 32000-2. As they are required for …



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