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.
|April 22, 2021|
The Matterhorn Protocol, a free publication, identifies all possible ways to fail PDF/UA-1.
|February 14, 2021|
Understanding the problems faced by diverse parsers can be a great learning experience. The “Issue Tracker” corpus of stressful PDF files was originally developed under the DARPA-funded “SafeDocs” program.
|September 16, 2020|
The PDF/UA Reference Suite is a resource for software developers and practitioners interested in best-practices for creating tagged and accessible PDF files
|June 5, 2017|
veraPDF is the industry-supported open-source validator for PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The software was developed under the supervision of the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group. As of 2021 the PDF/A TWG continues to set policy for the test …
|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 …
|August 23, 2011|
The Isartor Test Suite is named after the location of the first meeting of the Technical Working Group, a medieval gate towards the river Isar in the center of Munich/Germany. This test suite comprises a set of files which can …