ISO 22550:2021 – Document management – AFP interchange for pDF

ISO 22550:2021 specifies Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) interchange as a container for document objects by defining the AFP file format Mixed Object Document Content Architecture (MO:DCA). It includes a means of identifying support for single and multi-page Portable Document Format (PDF) document objects as a container function set. It also incudes a mechanism for pairing and managing resources associated with PDF.

NOTE   For an example of how PDF external file references map into AFP secondary resources see Annex A.

The use of AFP is applicable to AFP and PDF workflows where the final production is managed within an Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) environment.