The International Standards Organization (ISO) published the PDF/A-2 standard in June. The latest version of the standard for long-term document archiving offers a range of extra functionality, including high performance JPEG2000 compression, support for transparency, and embedding of OpenType fonts. To help users get their heads around the new standard, the PDF/A Competence Center will be running a series of webinars.
The series will kick off at 3:00 pm CEST on September 1, 2011 with ‘PDF/A Update — Advantages of PDF/A-2’. During the session, PDF/A Competence Center member LuraTech Europe GmbH will provide a brief overview of PDF/A and describe the advantages of PDF/A-2. The session’s emphasis will be on functions for scanned documents. Those interested can register free of charge.
From 4:00 pm CEST the next day (September 2), board chairman of the PDF/A Competence Center and CEO of callas Software GmbH will present ‘PDF/A-2: What you need to know about the new part of the ISO standard’. The webinar will detail the technical innovations of PDF/A-2. Registration for this session is also free.
Dutch- and Spanish-language webinars will also be held on September 7 and 13, respectively.
Given the recent release the standard, I’d urge those involved in archiving to check out the webinars if possible. PDF/X-2 marks the first interation of the archiving standard that is based on PDF 1.7, which has itself been standardized as ISO 32000.