Digital Document Archival
Digital document archival has traditionally been shunned when it comes to serious record keeping due to the unstable nature of technology. The biggest issue with digital document archival is that there is no guarantee that files stored in various formats will be able to be opened in the future, since most files rely on external factors, like system fonts, for opening. However, there is a format that is suitable for digital document archival: PDF/A.
Digital Document Archival with PDF/A
The PDF/A format is specifically designed for digital document archival. It is a subset of the PDF format, which means that it offers all of the advantages of PDF, but also ensures readability. A PDF/A file only requires a PDF/A reader in order to be viewed since all other necessary information is included in the file itself. This makes PDF/A files entirely platform-independent, and therefore a safe choice for the long-term storage of information.
Create PDF/A Files with DocArchiver
DocArchiver, CVISION Technologies' PDF/A software, can convert PDFs and other image files to the PDF/A format. It also includes PDF/A verification capabilities, meaning that it can check PDF/A files to ensure that they remain compliant with the PDF/A standard, and can make them compliant if they are not already. The download button at the top of this page will allow to download a free trial version of DocArchiver in order to experience its benefits first-hand.