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PDF Specification Index

This page provides external links to legacy Adobe PDF references and errata, as well as the ISO 32000 family of standards. The PDF Association is not authorized to host these files on behalf of the PDF industry.

This page was updated on 25 May 2022 as adobe.com has published a new resource for some legacy PDF reference documents at https://opensource.adobe.com/dc-acrobat-sdk-docs/acrobatsdk/#pdf-reference.

PDF Version Year Reference Documents
Adobe PDF 1.0 1993
Adobe PDF 1.1 1996
  • Portable Document Format Reference Manual Version 1.1 (ISBN 0–201–62628–4)
Adobe PDF 1.2 1996
Adobe PDF 1.3 2000
Adobe PDF 1.4 2001
Adobe PDF 1.5 2003
Adobe PDF 1.6 2004
Adobe PDF 1.7 2006
ISO 32000-1:2008

(PDF 1.7)

2008
ISO 32000-2:2017

(PDF 2.0)

2017
ISO 32000-2:2020

(PDF 2.0)

2020

References

https://opensource.adobe.com/dc-acrobat-sdk-docs/acrobatsdk/#pdf-reference - new Adobe resource in May 2022 providing some legacy PDF reference documents only (no errata).

https://www.adobe.com/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference_archive.html - original website with all legacy Adobe documents. No longer available except via the WayBack Machine.

https://www.loc.gov/preservation/digital/formats/fdd/fdd000316.shtml

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