PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. Since its publication in 2005, PDF/A has become the format of choice for archiving digital documents in a wide range of industries and applications. PDF/A …
A number of critics have spoken out against PDF/A, especially when the standard was first introduced. Many criticisms of the format, however, are based on misunderstandings. These are some of the most commonly encountered myths and legends.
By popular demand, the PDF Association will hold two more PDF/A seminars in the Scandinavian region. One will take place on the 17th of April 2012, the first to be held in Oslo, Norway. The PDF specialists will then come to Stockholm on the 31st of May 2012. Last year over 70 participants came to the first PDF/A seminar here.
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Fear of change is the biggest hurdle for organizations wanting to move from their current electronic archiving format to PDF/A because the believe that it may be difficult to implement and expensive, and not worth the effort to migrate their archives. “There are many upsides to implementing PDF/A,” writes Gary Hodkinson, Managing Director of LuraTech Ltd., in an article on SourcingFocus.com. “Current archiving systems that are based on black-and-white TIFF or basic PDF file formats are not necessarily protected from inaccessibility over the long term. In addition, these formats can result in files that are very large, making it incredibly costly to store documents, particularly those that are scanned in full-colour, and increase bandwidth costs for sharing the files.” Read the full article for more information on why migration is worth the effort.