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Nadine Schuppisser

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What is a “Competence Center”?

The PDF Association started in 2006 as the “PDF/A Competence Center”. The mission was to identify – and thereby establish – a common interpretation of the PDF/A-1 specification. With that accomplished through meetings open to all members, the secondary …

“PDF can do THAT?!”

PDF files deliver a complete package of information that defines a document; everything that’s needed to represent the text, graphics and layout that the recipient receives. To most people, PDF is “electronic paper” – the digital expression of a cellul …

The only digital document format

What is a “document”? A document is a record of some (typically written) content – a publication, a contract, a statement, a painting – at a moment in time. Until the advent of computers (and scanners), the media typically considered useable for such r …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF/A-1 vs PDF/A-2


Since 2005, PDF/A has been the standard for document archiving in the long term. The first part, PDF/A?1, was based on PDF version 1.4. This year, the second part, PDF/A?2, was released, and it introduced a lot of functional extensions. This article explains the difference between PDF/A?1 and PDF/A?2 and answers the question, what this means to the user.

Read the entire article: PDF/A-1 vs PDF/A-2


Tags: PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A., long-term archiving
Categories: PDF/A