By popular demand, the PDF Association will hold two more PDF/A seminars in the Scandinavian region. One will take place on the 17th of April 2012, the first to be held in Oslo, Norway. The PDF specialists will then come to Stockholm on the 31st of May 2012. Last year over 70 participants came to the first PDF/A seminar here.
In the Differences Between PDF and JPG/PNG Image Format for DPS, Bob Bringhurst looks at the pros and cons of using PDF for images. “PDF articles are smaller than JPG/PNG articles, and vector content is maintained, resulting in improved scaling,” writes Bringhurst. “However, there are still some differences between the PDF and JPG/PNG image formats that you should be aware of.” From interactive overlays, to preview, pinch and zoom, he shares the factors that make a difference. [...]
A blogger at Tech Handbook is calling PDF “A better way to go.” He outlines the numerous benefits of PDF, including preserving document format and ensuring it can be opened by any user regardless of operating system or software, for his user-based audience. We, of course, know the advantages of PDF, but it’s nice to see users spreading the word as well. [...]
Attendees at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference were offered a session on the benefits and uses of PDF/A. Presenter Geof Huth offered an in-depth look file format confusion, when and how to use a file preservation format and the advantages and disadvantages of PDF and PDF/A. PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2 were both discussed, as well as the other “flavors” of PDF and several PDF/A creation and validation products. [...]
What document format should we use for electronic archive of critical business documents going forward? How do you select a format that has all the necessary functionality? What questions do we need to ask? What are the options? [...]
A whitepaper by PDF Tools offers insight into the developing PDF/VT standard, including the differences between PDF/VT-1, PDF/VT-2 and PDF/VT-2s. It also covers the advantages and applications of PDF/VT, available tools and market reaction. Couldn’t you use a little more insight into PDF/VT? [...]
Topics include PDF/A and its relevance for digital long-term archiving in libraries and archives. Also, the PDF/A Competence Center will be at the 100th German Librarian’s Day conference in Berlin. More than 3000 participants from public, research and business libraries and archives are expected to attend, taking advantage of this unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with the newest information and knowledge, and to take new ideas and challenges back with them. How will you archive (and ensure long-term access to) your important information? [...]
The combination of PDF/A technology and SharePoint provides enterprises with the advantage of an automated archiving solution that gives a seamless technical realization of legal or corporate regulations. Dr. Hans Bärfuss explains advantages of long-term archiving of documents in PDF/A format and describes the resulting benefits thereof based on practical examples. [...]