Portable Document Format

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[edit] File extension(s)

.pdf

[edit] Format registry information

[edit] Significant characteristics

See Significant characteristics of word processing files

[edit] Preservation action plan

Normalize to PDF/A

[edit] Preservation issues

PDF/A is the only version of PDF recommended for long-term preservation. According to Library of Congress, "For pragmatic reasons, when PDF/A is mandated, PDF/A-1b is usually acceptable. Full PDF/A-1a compliance, with tagged document structure, is hard to achieve except in a workflow that anticipates that objective from initial document creation." (Library of Congress Sustainability of Digital Formats: PDF/A)

[edit] Conversion test results

PDF to PDF/A using Ghostscript

[edit] Access format

PDF/A

[edit] More information


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