PDF/A FAQ

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. [...]

How to Manage PDF Pages in OS X

Using the print dialog box, in some cases, can allow you to save a subset of pages instead of the entire PDF. [...]

How to Import PDF Files on a Droid X

Some smartphones, such as the Motorola Droid X for the Verizon network can’t open or display Adobe PDFs. According to eHow’s James Crider, Android Market now has a version of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader that allows a user to view and download PDFs. [...]