Many government authorities and public institutions worldwide now specify formats to use for digital data. Government offices often recommend that working documents use open file formats. More and more often, PDF/A is the only format accepted for final-version files.
It is not always easy to tell at first glance whether an existing PDF file actually meets the ISOs PDF/A standard. To be absolutely certain, you can perform a validation check which examines all relevant parts of a document.
PDF/A documents can be created in a variety of ways. This section will sketch out just a few typical approaches.
Bei vielen Aufgabenstellungen hat sich der PDF/A-Standard bewährt. Wir zeigen einige Beispiele aus der Praxis im Überblick.
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.