Does PDF 2.0 have any effect on PDF/A?

Dietrich von Seggern // July 18, 2018

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PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) has been available as a new standard since August 2017. The result of almost ten years of work by about 30 experts from all over the world is the first PDF specification that has been completely developed within the ISO. Important sections, for example digital signatures, metadata and tagged PDF, have been completely revised.

From an archive perspective, the question now arises as to what extent the changes to PDF 2.0 are significant for PDF/A. The short answer: None of the changes will fundamentally transform PDF/A. Let's take a look at some possibly relevant innovations in detail: https://www.callassoftware.com/de/blog/does-pdf-2-0-have-any-effect-on-pdf-a


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Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his┬ádegree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop prepress production in a reproduction house. He became involved in research projects for digital transmission of print files, and moved to the German Newspaper Marketing Organisation (ZMG). There Dietrich was responsible for a project to enable the digital transmission of …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his┬ádegree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …

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