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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.

June 20, 2011

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.

June 16, 2011

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.

June 16, 2011

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”.

June 15, 2011

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.

June 1, 2011

Using the print dialog box, in some cases, can allow you to save a subset of pages instead of the entire PDF.

May 27, 2011

Some smartphones, such as the Motorola Droid X for the Verizon network can’t open or display Adobe PDFs. According to eHow’s James Crider, Android Market now has a version of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader that allows a user to view and download PDFs.

May 25, 2011

Excellent article form Printing Industries of America on PDF/VT, and the role it is going to play in the future of printing and output management. What solutions can it offer to large printers?

May 20, 2011

An eHow article by Wendy Lau offers a guide to saving your presentation as a PDF for use when there is only text or static images in it. She writes, “Saving a presentation as a PDF eliminates the chance of complications, such as others not having PowerPoint, formatting changes that may occur when opened in a different version of PowerPoint from your version, and the ability to restrict copying and pasting content directly for your presentation to somewhere else.”

May 19, 2011

An extensive family of sublanguages and specifications make up the PDF file format, making it richer and helping it to meet the requirements of real-world scenarios. Where does PDF/A fit into to the picture?

May 17, 2011


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