An accurate, comprehensive and cost-effective solution for guaranteed accessibility and Section 508 compliance for PDF files without software or expertise. [...]
Participants learned all they needed to know about the PDF/A ISO standard for long-term archiving, its areas of application and advantages. The presentations covered such topics as the differences between PDF/A and other formats, archiving strategies, the specific use of PDF/A with document management and archiving systems, and digital inbox / outgoing mail solutions. Moreover, the exhibitors at the shared stand were more than satisfied with the many discussions and numerous new contacts. [...]
Special measures are required for “long-term archiving” of both hardware and software, and PDF/A can fulfill many of the requirements for software and file formats. Archives are typically receivers of documents, and from their point of view it would be optimal when the files they receive are already in PDF/A format. This can be achieved through proper communication and organisation with the suppliers. There are many PDF/A scanning solutions that can applied when existing documents in an archive are to be converted into electronic format. For files that are delivered in other electronic formats, numerous tools are offered for converting to PDF/A. It may also be desired to archive both the original format (e.g. Microsoft Word) as well as a PDF/A version of the document.
The PDF/A-1 requirements related to color handling may be confusing to users and developers who are not familiar with color management concepts and ICC profiles. [...]