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ISO standards, test suites, best-practice guides…

The PDF Association publishes a variety of documents and other resources for those interested in leveraging PDF technology, and as of Q4 2021, also sells the ISO standards relating to PDF technology as developed by ISO TC 171 SC 2.

In addition to formal ISO standards many PDF Association publications developed through our publications process are freely available.

PDF Association members may access process documents and drafts of upcoming ISO standards via the Member Area.

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ISO 32000 (PDF)

PDF 2.0

ISO 32000 is the family of ISO standards that defines the core PDF specification for both PDF 1.7 and PDF 2.0.

ISO 32000-2 Document management Portable Document Format Part 1 PDF 2.0 cover with PDF Association logo


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PDF Association flyer

This flyer offers an introduction to the PDF Association for industry and users alike. It is available in both A4 and US letter page sizes. Both PDF documents conform with PDF/A-2a and PDF/UA-1.

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PDF/A (Flyer)

PDF/A is the ISO standard for archiving electronic documents using the PDF format. The first part, PDF/A-1, was published on October 1, 2005. The second and third parts, PDF/A-2 (2011) and PDF/A-3 (2012), enhance PDF/A with support for additional features …

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PDF/UA (Flyer)

PDF/UA is the common name for ISO 14289. An international standard approved in 2012, PDF/UA defines how to represent electronic documents in the PDF format in a manner that allows the file to be accessible. The standard identifies PDF components …

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PDF/VT (Flyer)

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 …

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PDF Association flyers (English)

Download “Promoting ISO Standards for PDF Technology” Download “ISO 19005: A Series of Standards for Long-term Digital Archiving” Download “ISO 14289: The new standard for universally accessible PDF documents and forms” Download “ISO 16612-2 – The PDF Standard for Personalized …

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PDF/VT for Personalized Print (flyer)

This leaflet provides an overview of what PDF/VT is and why it matters.

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PDF Association flyer

// May 30, 2019
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PDF/A (Flyer)

// June 18, 2015
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PDF/UA (Flyer)

// June 18, 2015
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PDF/VT (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 16, 2014
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PDF/VT (Flyer)

// January 16, 2014
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PDF/A (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 14, 2014
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PDF/UA (Flyer, deutsch)

// January 14, 2014
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Offizieller PDF Flyer

// December 19, 2013
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