What is PDF/A-2 and which types are there?


The PDF/A-2 standard is a publicized standard from 2011. In contrast to PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 is entirely based on the guidelines set up by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), and have be recorded in ISO standard 19005-2.

PDF/A-2 is the best standarised format to archive your digital documents!

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Monday, 09 July 2018

What is PDF/A-1?

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PDF/A-1 (Portable Document Format Archivable) is the first official PDF standard (ISO 19005-1). PDF/A makes it possible to save digital files in a safe and good way, such that these files are suited for long term archiving. (the "A" stands for Archive).

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Convert Outlook PST files to PDF or PDF/A with PDFen

Outlook PST files to PDF

Using PDFen, it is fast and easy to convert Outlook e-mails and folders (including attachments and preservation of folder structure) to PDF or PDF/A.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Attachments in a PDF/A, what is allowed and what is not?

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The PDF/A (Archive) format has a few requirements that have to be met. Using attachments in PDF/A, also comes with certain rules, which I will explain in this blog.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Save it as PDF/A, or do not save it at away!

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Why bother to save something, if you cannot open it properly later on?

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Monday, 30 January 2017