Need to Store Documents Online
Documentation is a very important aspect of modern business. There are so many important documents that contain strategic information, classified or confidential data, agreements and contracts as well as legal information that could be essential to the conduct of business effectively. In the past, companies used to store documents in paper form as that was the only recourse available technologically. Most large companies would have to rent out storage units to archive these documents in physical format. This was a prohibitively expensive proposition on account of the fact that paper based archiving requires extensive storage facilities, not to mention the cost of paper itself. This is one the main reasons why storing documents for the long term in PDF form so much more desirable and also cost effective. PDF brings a great deal of security features which makes it possible for documents to be stored electronically over long periods of time without any physical constraints of space.
PDF/A is a special subset of PDF that has been created from Adobe PDF Versions 5 and above with the purpose of facilitating effective storage of documents over the long term. The specific mode of enhancing document storage is by ensuring that those features of PDF that are not suitable for long term archiving are removed in PDF/A. PDF/A is a subset of PDF created for the express purpose of digital archiving and is akin to PDF/X which is used for graphic arts as well as printing. PDF/A is able to create a profile for electronic documents so that long term preservation of files in a way that is quite similar to the original file and lasts for many years unaltered and easily retrieval.
How Does PDF/a Help in Document Storage Online?