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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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ISO 32000 (PDF)

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


ISO 19444 (XFDF)

ISO 19444 specifies an XML format for representing forms data and annotations in ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0). It is the XML equivalent of FDF.

ISO 19444-1 Document management XML Forms Data Format Part 1 Use of ISO 32000-2 XFDF 3.0 cover with PDF Association logo


ISO 21757 (ECMAscript for PDF)

ISO 21757-1 defines the ECMAScript API for automating and interacting with the 2D and 3D content in PDF 2.0 documents.

ISO 21757-1 Document management ECMAScript for PDF Part 1 Use of ISO 32000-2 PDF 2.0 cover with PDF Association logo


ISO 23504 (PDF/R)

PDF/R defines a small subset of ISO 32000 suitable for storage, transport and exchange of multi-page raster-image (scanned) documents.

ISO 23504 Document management applications Raster image transport and storage Part 1 Use of ISO 32000 PDF/R-1 cover with PDF Association logo


ISO 14289 (PDF/UA)

ISO 14289 (PDF/UA) defines the use of tagged PDF providing a mechanism for reuse of PDF page content, especially in the accessibility context.

ISO 14289-1 Document management applications Electronic document file format enhancement for accessibility Part 1 Use of ISO 32000-1 PDF/UA-1 cover with PDF Association logo


ISO 24517 (PDF/E)

ISO 24517 defines PDF/E which is a subset of PDF 1.6 supporting the exchange of engineering documents in interactive and non-interactive workflows.

ISO 24517-1 Document management Engineering document format using PDF Part 1 Use of PDF 1.6 PDF/E-1 cover with PDF Association logo


ISO 19005 (PDF/A)

ISO 19005 is a series of standards known as PDF/A which defines a subset of PDF for representing electronic documents in a manner that preserves their static visual appearance over time, independent of the tools and systems used for creating, …

ISO 19005-4 Document management Electronic document file format for long-term preservation Part 4 Use of ISO 32000-2 PDF/A-4 cover with PDF Association logo