PDF Archive Format
What is PDF archive format?
PDF archive format is called PDF/A, and it is a special file format used with the intention of preserving files over long periods of time. PDF/A protects information against the risks associated with changes in software over time. What happens often is that fonts and formats recognized by programs changed, but the formatting of the original document stays the same. As a result, it can no longer be read. PDF/A helps you avoid this risk.
Why should I use PDF archive format instead of regular PDF format?
PDF archive format retains all of the necessary information within the file, so that the only thing you need to be able to open it is a PDF/A reader. For example, normally you have to rely on the program with which you open a file to recognize the fonts and other elements in that file. In other words, the software with which you open a file needs to be familiar with the type of information that was in the original. With PDF/A, this is not necessary, but with regular PDF, it is.
Where can I find tools to convert to PDF archive format?
CVISION offers the perfect solution to ensure that your files are preserved forever, securely and conveniently. DocArchiver is a tool that can convert regular PDF files into valid PDF/A documents with the touch of a button.
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