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Driving the world’s digital document format into the 21st century and beyond.

Featured News

Adobe’s Standards Support Endowment for 2022

November 1, 2022 by PDF Association staff

The Standards Support Endowment supplements PDF Association membership dues to support administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2 and the continuing development of improved and new ISO standards for PDF.

October 2022 by Peter Wyatt (Member Blue)

The PDF Association has updated IANA’s MIME media types registry for FDF, XFDF, PRC and U3D.

July 2022 by PDF Association staff

The new PDF/UA Processor LWG will work to formalize common understandings on processing PDF/UA-conforming PDF files.

June 2022 by Carsten Luedtge

API services offer companies a wide range of opportunities to automate their customer communication processes further and expand their businesses … Read more

June 2022 by Matthias Wagner

We support personalized agendas for PDF Days Europe 2022 with downloadable calendar entries for each presentation.

June 2022 by PDF Association staff

Visiting the No. 1 PDF event – the PDF Days Europe 2022 – in Berlin? Great! Conference hotel – Novotel … Read more

May 2022 by Duff Johnson

Tagged PDF is becoming increasingly common. On #GAAD 2022, PDF/UA’s ISO Project Leader takes stock of the progress and highlights … Read more


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