PDF/VT – the ISO Standard for Variable Data Printing (VDP) Applications

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? [...]

PDF/A for Digital-Born Documents

As file source applications are rapidly being developed, many companies have to scramble to maintain their old apps and the platforms on which they operate—at a considerable cost and effort—simply to maintain the readability and authentic display of data. Wouldn’t you like to know how to make use of PDF/A for long term archiving of documents that are created digitally in order to achieve uniformity, searchability and cost-effectiveness? [...]


What is PDF/A? What does PDF/A offer, and how can I access that value? Answers to these and other questions are provided. [...]

Advantages of PDF/A

Electronic documents have countless advantages over traditional archiving formats (e.g. paper or microfilm). Improved accessibility alone may substantiate the implementation of an electronic archive. Wouldn’t you like to know more about the advantages of a PDF/A archive over a TIFF or a paper-based archive? [...]

Recommendations for PDF/A

A survey of implementation examples of PDF/A from across industries. Examines standard eBilling in banks and insurance companies, digital format sustainability in archives and libraries, and other factors in the public sector and government. [...]

PDF/A: A Look at Compatible Software Tools

If you’re considering PDF/A for your organization, Adlib Software has put together a whitepaper, PDF/A and the Document Retention Landscape. It offers guidance on what questions you need to ask to ensure long-term document accessibility, searchability and reliability. [...]

“Cooking” with PDF/VT

The PDFlib Cookbook offers hands-on advice on creating a large number of invoices in a single PDF file by making use of either PDF/VT-1 or PDF/VT-2 features, or even shows how to wrap the data into a PDF/VT-2s-compliant MIME package, according to ISO 16612-2:2010 specification, Annex A. [...]

Retaining 100 Years of Information – with PDF!

An article by Marcus Schneider, SNIA Europe Board member, and Director of Product Marketing at Fujitsu for Storage Solutions, on the The Register website discusses role of PDF in “Retaining 100 years of information”. Schneider clearly concludes that it is essential to “Use widely-understood (and used) standards”. [...]

Swiss Life Archives Documents from Microsoft SharePoint in PDF/A Format

In the area of group insurance, a wide variety of Microsoft Office documents from daily business transactions for creating proposals and managing portfolios of collective contracts are administered in Microsoft SharePoint. These documents were previously archived in TIFF format. By changing to a PDF/A conforming archive directly out of Microsoft SharePoint, Swiss Life intention is to make the documents text-searchable and, by means of a digital signature and time stamp, fulfill compliance requirements. [...]