PDF/A documents are not only generated from digital sources a large percentage of documents are created from scanned hard copies received by mail or from files that are being converted to digital form. In such cases, the company has no access to the original files, and the documents that need to be converted into electronic documents are merely paper copies. PDF/A is preferable to other electronic formats because it is an ISO standard and a target format that provides a range of benefits with regard to archiving and reusing content.
Eight members – Adobe Systems, callas software, Cartago, Compart AG, Crawford Technologies, LuraTech Europe, PDF Tools and SEAL Systems – will present their products and services for PDF/A. PDF/A has developed to become the preferred archiving format. Increasing numbers of companies and public agencies are considering how best to take advantage of the characteristics of PDF/A in implementing their archiving strategy. The exhibiting companies at the PDF/A Competence Center stand will demonstrate how PDF/A documents are created from electronic or scanned files. Not only can visitors become acquainted with the advantages of PDF/A, they will also learn about such topics as how metadata are supported, e-mail archiving with PDF/A and PDF/A-2.