Dr. Uwe Wächter
Our customers often ask us, “Which should I be making – PDF/A-1 or 2?” Today we’re going to discuss this question.
The ISO standard PDF/A-1 was published in 2005. The goal was the targeted restriction of the PDF’s scope of function, in order to make standard-conforming files archivable long-term. PDF was still defined over an Adobe reference at the time. With PDF/A, no new PDF reference could be created. Instead, recommendations were marked as obligatory and ambiguities from limitations clarified, e.g. transparent objects were forbidden.
PDF is the central data format when dealing with digital documents. However in operational practice not all possibilities of PDF files are offered, supported, or used (sometimes for a long time), because of lack of awareness, among other things. Especially the fact that PDF files can contain other files is a characteristic that could be interesting for many companies. Since Adobe Acrobat X exists the usage of such imbedded files is even pushed by Adobe.
gXconvert is THE universal tool from SEAL Systems for the direct conversion of diverse graphic formats. It can be used to convert many formats important for engineering/design, printing, plotting, and neutral and standard formats. gXconvert can be easily integrated into any programming or script language in the client environment, and understands hundreds of parameters: no API, no GUI, just simple and powerful. gXconvert is compatible with Windows and Linuxaswellas HP UX, AIX, and Solaris, without extensive PDF support.
SharePoint users can now use SEAL Systems’ popular, high-performance Conversion Server. Features are available for ad hoc conversions within their SharePoint libraries. We offer the relevant workflow actions and event receivers to trigger workflows.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) creates companies’ document-based design and business processes. However the results are not yet consistent. Frequently, gaps arise in different places between systems, document formats and devices. This also applies to the use of Siemens’ PLM software, Teamcenter. Our Document Output Center for Teamcenter can help. Dr. Uwe Fetzer, manager for PLM Solutions, explains why. (Part 2 of 2)
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is responsible for collecting a company’s document-based design and business processes. The required processes, however, can often not yet be fully represented; it’s not uncommon that gaps arise at various places between systems, document formats, and devices. This also applies to the Siemens PLM software Teamcenter. Our Document Output Center for Teamcenter can remedy this. Dr. Uwe Fetzer, Manager for PLM Solutions, explains why (Part 1 of 2).
When it comes to their archiving, CAD models are very different from Office files. However, many businesses assume that Office files are upwardly compatible, and can still be read, edited and issued after every future version release. That’s not always the case. In this two-part series we’ll show you what you need to know if you wish to efficiently migrate your data from Microsoft Office 2003 (or earlier) to Office 2007 (or later). Today we’ll explain whether compatibility mode can serve as a solution, and show you how to set up and automate the ideal migration process
When it comes to their archiving, CAD models are very different from Office files. However, many businesses assume that Office files are upwardly compatible, and can still be read, edited and issued after every future version release. That is not always the case. In this 2-part series we’ll show you what you need to know when you want to efficiently migrate your data from Microsoft Office 2003 (and earlier) to Office 2007 (and later).
We have enhanced the support for complex Teamcenter architectures. The enhancements facilitate additional functionality such as performing conversions, applying additional contextual data as stamps, or documenting release data.
SEAL Systems now has a converter which, as part of a corporate conversion server (DPF4Convert), automatically converts e-mails delivered in EML format into a neutral format, for example PDF/A. A conversion solution like this is important for all businesses which want to do e-mail archiving on the basis of a file format suitable for long-term storage.
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