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PDF 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

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The Associated Files feature allows PDF writers to provide additional information about files related to a PDF file in a standardized and therefore machine-readable manner.



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Technical Note 0010: Clarifications of ISO 19005, parts 1-3 for developers of PDF/A creators and validators

Technical notes

TechNote 0010 offers ISO TC 171 SC 2 WG 5-reviewed and industry-supported clarifications of ISO 19005, parts 1-3 for developers …



veraPDF Test Suite

Test suite

What is veraPDF? veraPDF is the industry-supported open-source validator for PDF/A-1, PDF.A-2 and PDF/A-3. This project was developed under the …



Finnish Business Archive Association: “PDF/A-3 as preservation format”

Video

The Finnish Business Archive Association organised an expert event from September, 30 to October, 1st 2015 in Mikkeli, Finland. PDF …



PDF/A (Flyer)

Flyer

PDF/A is the ISO standard for archiving electronic documents using the PDF format. The first part, PDF/A-1, was published on …



PDF/A-1 Technical Notes – Origins

Technical notes

Prior to development of the Isartor Test Suite, the PDF/A Competence Center Technical Working Group (TWG) led the way in …



PDF/A (Flyer, deutsch)

Flyer

PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-For- mats in der Langzeitarchivierung elektronischer Dokumente. Der erste Nortmteil PDF/A-1 wurde …



PDF/A kompakt 2.0

Educational

PDF/A kompakt 2.0 ist jetzt als eBook erhältlich! Details dazu hier. PDF/A ist ein ISO-Standard für die Verwendung des PDF-Formats in …



PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0

Educational

PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. Since its publication in …



7 minutes with a PDF standard

Video

This session was presented at the Technical Conference 2012 of the PDF Association, March 27-28, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland. It covers …



Isartor Test Suite

Test suite

The Isartor Test Suite is named after the location of the first meeting of the Technical Working Group, a medieval …



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