PDF/A software is designed to create PDF/A files, which are long-term archival PDF files. PDF/A is a restricted version of the PDF format: PDF/A software embeds information needed to open the PDF/A file in the PDF/A file itself. This it to ensure that the only thing necessary to view a PDF/A file as it was originally intended to be viewed is PDF viewing software.
The Advantages of PDF/A Software
Until PDF/A software, there was not a reliable digital format for long-term document archival. Archiving was done with microfiche, and while this is a reliable medium for archival purposes, it is a physical medium that lacks the convenience and accessibility of PDF/A. A PDF/A file created with PDF/A software can be opened and viewed instantaneously, and can be transmitted anywhere in a matter of microseconds. Because of these advantages, PDF/A is a much better way to archive documents.
CVISION's PDF/A Software
CVISION offers a server-based PDF/A module: DocArchiver. This PDF/A software can convert non-compliant PDF files to secure PDF/A files, and can ensure that your PDF/A files remain PDF/A compliant. A free trial version is available; just click the link to download.