PDF 2.0 (ISO 32000-2) has been available as a new standard since August 2017 - the result of almost ten years of work by about 30 experts from all over the world. It is the first PDF specification that has been completely developed within the ISO! From an archive perspective, the question now arises as to what extent the changes in PDF 2.0 are significant for PDF/A.
PDF/A-3 is a powerful tool for mapping projects and document structures, and also for converting work documents into archive documents. Compared to PDF/A-1 and PDF/A-2, this standard part is characterized by the fact that any file formats can be embedded. The question 'does archiving PDF/A-3 documents raise questions about the archivability of embedded files' is justified by many concrete and meaningful applications in this blog.