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PDF 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

PDF 2.0


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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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 …



Introduction to PDF/A

Video

On April 17, 2012, during the PDF/A Seminar in Oslo, Norway, David van Driessche provided an introduction to PDF/A. In …



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 …



Digital preservation and nuclear disaster (animation)

Video

“Team Digital Preservation” saves the world from nuclear disaster.



The PDF/A family

Video

What are the requirements, conformance levels and timelines associated with implementing PDF/A, the industry standard for archiving PDFs for long-term …



4th International PDF/A Conference Proceedings

Educational

Contents What you need to know about PDF/A and PDF/A-2 Legal Certainty Accessibility and Metadata Archives & Libraries Public Administration …



Introducción al PDF/A (Español)

Educational

El PDF/A es el PDF para el archivado a largo plazo. El PDF/A que fue aprobado a finales de 2005, …



The PDF/A elevator pitch

Video

The “PDF/A Elevator Pitch” gives a short introduction of PDF/A. http://youtu.be/fsBWB5DSwG4



PDF/A kompakt

Educational

PDF/A is the PDF for the long-term archiving. PDF/A – adopted in late 2005 – is the first file format …



ISO 24517 (PDF/E)

ISO standard

ISO 24517 defines a file format for the exchange of engineering documents based on the PDF format. It is a …



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