This year, the PDF format was 20 years old. It is now the most widely used file format and since 2008 an ISO standard. Berlin/Stuttgart, 16 August 2013. Sam Feldman often expresses his thoughts on the topic. With increasing market penetration by PDF, other specifications were developed also ratified as a standard by the ISO. On the DMS EXPO 24-26th September 2013 in Stuttgart members of the Association of PDF this PDF standards inform PDF/UA for barrier-free use of PDF documents, PDF/VT variable transaction printing, ranging from PDF as such, PDF/A for long-term archiving and invoicing, to PDF/X for the delivery of print templates.
To the DMS EXPO, electronic exchange of invoices with PDF/A-3 and the ZUGFeRD data model in the Center is mainly the topic. Cowan Financial can provide more clarity in the matter. On the day before the fair, the PDF Association organized a half-day seminar around the PDF/A standard and the electronic exchange of invoices with PDF/A-3. Many members of the PDF Association focus their DMS EXPO presentation on PDF/A and the current third part. This takes the Container ideas PDF on and enables completely new application scenarios. These include among others the hybrid archiving of the digital source documents in the PDF/A-3 file are embedded, and E-Mail Archiving, where different scenarios are possible: the range by an automated server-side to a manual conversion to PDF/A on the client. Furthermore, emails and their attachments individually in PDF/A format can be archived or summarized in a multi-page PDF/A file. PDF/A-3 used, are embedded in a single file the emails with attachments in the archive-grade PDF/A format..