The PDF/A standard offers practical solutions for a wide variety of tasks, bringing advantages to many areas of application.
As Adobe Systems 1993-published Portable Document Format (PDF) grew in popularity, users and developers began to recognise its potential for long-term archiving.
Put in the simplest possible terms, PDF/A is a PDF which forbids certain functions which could hinder long-term archiving. PDF/A also demands that the file meet certain requirements which guarantee reliable reproduction.
PDF/A is a multi-part ISO standard developed over many years of committee work by industry associations, businesses and public authorities around the world.
The PDF/A standard has proved its suit- ability for a wide variety of tasks. Here we can show you just a few brief practical examples.
In the world of bits and bytes, PDF standards play a vital role when discussing document formats. This will be reflected at CeBIT 2013, from the 5th to the 9th of March. In Hall 3, members of the PDF Association will discuss the PDF standards family: the basics, new developments and potential uses.
In 2010 the 4th International PDF/A Conference took place in Rome. The proceedings PDF/A forever collect all presentations of the international speakers.
The Matterhorn Protocol provides an open validation model for PDF/UA, and makes accessible PDF far more cost-effective.