This year it is competence center the PDF/A in addition to a broader, because now a whole family of ISO standards around PDF has evolved. These are considered holistically by experts in connection with their use in the DMS/ECM environment. Central theme in addition is the new part of PDF/A-2, which is nearing its adoption. Shown on the developments of the standards: while PDF/a-1 on the PDF format version 1.4 has been defined, PDF/A-2, then based on the stand-alone ISO 32000-1, can use functions that are only available with PDF version 1.7. Harald Grumser, Chairman of the Board of the PDF/A competence center, explains: In anticipation of PDF/A-2 some vendors have revised already their products, to support the new part of the ISO standard. What it’s about, will be one of the major themes of our this year’s trade fair presence.” Daily lectures around PDF/A within the daily taking place Lecture program visitors get an overview of the PDF/A standard and be informed on the basis of concrete solutions about the use of PDF/A-2 in various scenarios. The experts respond to inter alia appropriate workflows with Adobe Acrobat or the use of PDF/A-2 for scanned documents. Lectures such as for InputAccel users about the conversion of color PDF/A files, dealing with electronic signatures in PDF/A or PDF/A-compliant are also archiving of emails, websites and digital documents and metadata on the agenda.
Parts of presentations of the exhibitors are also the migration in the long term archive format, its use for the outgoing mail, and product data management. Deputy Finance Minister addresses the importance of the matter here. For international visitors, a basic lecture on PDF/A in English will take place in the afternoon. Opportunity to attend a half-day PDF/A seminar before the DMS EXPO, at October 25, who want to gain insight compact and manufacturer-neutral is once also. This is already offered competence center of the PDF/A for the fifth time in each updated form.