Frequently Asked Questions

A.Documents sold on the ANSI Standards Store are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You can download the PDF immediately and print it yourself. Some DRM protected documents identified with the 'No Print" icon cannot be printed. ISO., IEC and ASME standards are available from Amazon in hard copy format.
A.You can download the standard from the Order Confirmation, Order Details page, or Order History. You have seven (7) days to download the standard to your computer.
A.The documents copyrighted by these developers are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) and will require the File Open plug in: AGA, AIAG, ASHRAE, ASIS, ASME, AWS, AWWA, BHMA, BSI, CGA, CITRA, CSA, GEIA, HI, ICC, IESNA, IEST, IKECA, IPC, LIA, MSS, NASPO, NEMA, NSF, PMI, TCNA, & WMMA.
A.Standards sold on the ANSI webstore are compatible with iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Android tablet and mobile devices. However, the iPad, iPhone or Android device will only open PDF files that are not protected by DRM. If you order DRM protected files using an iPad, iPhone or Android device, you will need to download them to a device that is running Windows or the Mac OSX operating system. If you are using Chrome to view DRM protected PDF files go to chrome://plugins and disable the Chrome PDF viewer. Customer support is available to assist you.
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A. FileOpen is a free plugin used to open DRM files and different versions of FileOpen are available from depending on your operating system.
A.You can print 1 copy of the PDF for your personal use or backup purposes. AIAG and NASPO do not allow printing of their documents.
A. View the product comparison chart on our home page to determine which product is best for you. Standards are available a number of different ways, each offering different benefits. Individual standards or multiple copies of individual standards can be cost effective for a small number of standards or authorized users. Predefined packages and ANSI Standards Subscription group related standards together for convenience and are more cost effective for certain situations.
A.Yes, you can place an order for an end user. Please note that the documets will be watermarked with the registered customer name.
A.Light text that is placed at the top or bottom margin of a digital asset. The watermark contains order information and the name of the registered customer.
A. To assist you in understanding the proper use of downloaded electronic standards from our webstore, we have a reference to the end-user license agreement. This agreement will be displayed as part of the ordering process for the purchaser to accept prior to the completion of the purchase transaction.
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Reseller Referral Information

A. ANSI currently does not offer the standard(s) you are searching for at the ANSI Webstore. Here is a list of vendors you may contact for the desired standard(s):
You may also visit and obtain a hard copy version of a standard from any of the below listed vendors:

Document Center Inc.
121 Industrial Road Suite 8
Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: 650.591.7600
E-mail: [email protected]
Accuris Standards Store
15 Inverness Way East
Englewood, CO 80112
Americas: 800.332.6077
Asia Pacific: 60 4 296 1124
Europe, Middle East, Africa: 44 0 203 367 0680
SAI Global
121 Industrial Road Suite 8
Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: 416.401.8730
E-mail: [email protected]

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