As file source applications are rapidly being developed, many companies have to scramble to maintain their old apps and the platforms on which they operateat a considerable cost and effortsimply to maintain the readability and authentic display of data. Wouldn’t you like to know how to make use of PDF/A for long term archiving of documents that are created digitally in order to achieve uniformity, searchability and cost-effectiveness?
From not supporting signatures to security, OCR and metadata issues, the 10 biggest myths surrounding PDF/A are examined. Aren’t you curious to see what made our list?
What is PDF/A? What does PDF/A offer, and how can I access that value? Answers to these and other questions are provided.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Using the print dialog box, in some cases, can allow you to save a subset of pages instead of the entire PDF.