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PDF Association

A vendor-neutral platform for developing open specifications and standards for PDF technology.

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Home of the worldwide PDF technical community

We are an international collaboration of member organizations and individuals engaged in a vendor-neutral platform for developing open specifications and standards for PDF technology. Together, we are driving the world’s digital document format into the 21st century and beyond.

The most useful aspect of my membership with the PDF Association is access to the community, and the opportunity to help drive development of resources and content that advance the industry, and that are driven by the industry." - Martin Bailey, CTO, Global Graphics

Why join the PDF Association?

Download the PDF to learn more!

The PDF Association, e.V. was founded as the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. In 2011 the organization broadened its scope to cover all aspects of PDF technology.

Today, the PDF Association's membership spans businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and individual consultants from across the globe. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, the PDF Association operates a wholly-owned subsidiary non-profit organization, PDF Association, Inc., in the United States.

As a Category A liaison to and Committee Manager of ISO / TC 171 / SC 2, the PDF Association provides a pathway to participation in new ISO standards development.

How does the PDF Association community benefit from membership?

  • A vendor-neutral technical community, including members-only events
  • Venues for engagement with vertical industries
  • Collaborative development of application notes, best-practices and other resources
  • Specification and reference development
  • Forums for stakeholders' concerns, questions and suggestions
  • Shared knowledge and experience

PDF's end users benefit from PDF industry collaboration from greater security, reliability, quality, functionality and interoperability in their experience of electronic documents.

Mission statement

As adopted by the Board of Directors on November 30, 2023, the Mission of the PDF Association is:

Delivering a vendor-neutral platform for developing open specifications and standards for PDF technology.

Charter

Download our charter (PDF). E-Mail: editors@pdfa.org

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    Industry-based resolutions for issues and errata reported against any PDF-related specification

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    PDF 2.0 example files

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    An index of PDF-centric corpora

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    Artifacts from the DARPA-funded SafeDocs research program

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    A vendor- and implementation-independent specification-derived, machine-readable model of PDF.

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    A vendor- and implementation-independent specification-derived, machine-readable model of PDF.

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    C 73 Apache-2.0 6 24 0 Updated Jul 13, 2024
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    An index of PDF-centric corpora

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    92 CC-BY-4.0 8 0 0 Updated Jul 13, 2024
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    Industry-based resolutions for issues and errata reported against any PDF-related specification

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    VSCode extension for understanding and learning PDF syntax

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    TypeScript 15 Apache-2.0 2 0 0 Updated Jul 5, 2024
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    Targeted PDFs demonstrating commonly seen PDF differentials and interoperability issues

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    HTML 9 Apache-2.0 0 0 0 Updated May 23, 2024
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    PDF 2.0 example files

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    Artifacts from the DARPA-funded SafeDocs research program

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    Python 20 Apache-2.0 2 1 1 Updated May 25, 2023
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    Repository for RichMedia annotation documentation

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    HTML 3 MIT 1 4 0 Updated Apr 6, 2022
  • PDF2NormRefs Public

    ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) Normative References tree

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    Python 4 Apache-2.0 0 0 0 Updated Oct 27, 2021

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