PDF/A Moving Forward

By Deane Barker on May 27, 2004

Feds help create PDF archiving standard: We’ve written about this initiative before. Looks like it’s moving ahead.

The committee hopes to release a draft of the PDF/A standard by early next year with a final standard out by the end of 2005, said committee member Stephen Levenson, who works in the administrative office of the U.S. Courts.

Briefly, the idea is to create a simplified subset of the PDF format so that PDF documents created today can still be opened and worked with, say, 20 years from now.