PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0 - The New Guide to PDF /A

May 06, 2013


The PDF Association has published a new online edition of a guide to PDF /A written by Alexandra Oettler. Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director of the PDF Association, explains, "'PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0' is an up-to-the-minute brochure offering readers an introduction to the subject which is grounded in real specialist knowledge. You could almost say it's the concentrated result of seven years of PDF/A. As an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents the e-book demonstrates how users in the areas of fiancé, administration, academia and law can benefit from PDF/A

The contents include

  • PDF/A – the ISO standard for long-term archiving
  • PDF/A facts – an introduction to the standard
  • A short history of PDF/A
  • The technical side of the PDF/A standard
  • The most important reasons to use PDF/A
  • Typical uses for PDF/A
  • PDF/A creation tools
  • Validation: Is it really PDF/A?
  • PDF/A in public administration
  • PDF/A in finance and industry
  • PDF/A in legislation and justice
  • What the users and experts say
  • PDF/A and the other PDF standards
  • The myths and legends surrounding PDF/A
  • Further information on PDF/A

A copy of PDF /A can be viewed and downloaded from the PDA website

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