PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. Since its publication in 2005, PDF/A has become the format of choice for archiving digital documents in a wide range of industries and applications. “PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0” provides a comprehensive introduction to the material and shows off the latest developments available with PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The brochure provides information about PDF/A tools and strategies for creating and validating PDF/A files. Examples from around the world demonstrate how users in the areas of finance, administration, academia and law can benefit from PDF/A.
- PDF/A – the ISO standard for long-term archiving
- PDF/A facts – an introduction to the standard
- A short history of PDF/A
- The technical side of the PDF/A standard
- The most important reasons to use PDF/A
- Typical uses for PDF/A
- PDF/A creation tools
- Validation: Is it really PDF/A?
- PDF/A in public administration
- PDF/A in finance and industry
- PDF/A in legislation and justice
- What the users and experts say
- PDF/A and the other PDF standards
- The myths and legends surrounding PDF/A
- Further information on PDF/A
About the author: Alexandra Oettler has worked for years as a freelance journalist in the areas of software, print and media. Her work is regularly published in specialist journals on the subject of prepress in practice, software technology and financial developments in the publishing sector. She regularly writes news and background reports for the online editions of several journals. She also was one of the co-authors of the first edition of “PDF/A in a Nutshell”.