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.
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|March 16, 2021|
This free application note summarizes precisely where PDF creators should add XMP metadata to PDF 2.0 objects, and thus where PDF 2.0 processors should search for it.
|June 10, 2019|
The latest update to the original Tagged PDF Best Practice Guide includes guidance for all structure element types and attributes, and provides forward-looking guidance for PDF 2.0.
|October 26, 2018|
The Associated Files feature allows PDF 2.0 writers to provide additional information related to a PDF 2.0 object in a standardized and interoperable 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. Enabling BPC will often increase the perceived …
|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, …