PDF/A-2: What’s New

The PDF-A/2 standard will be published early this year and includes several changes that will be useful for designers and publishers.

The new standard includes support for layers and optional content in documents, which means designers can include multiple versions of the same layout in a single PDF (think multilingual documents), and includes support for JPEG2000, transparency and improved support for OpenType fonts.

While the new standard takes advantage of modern document features, it isn’t necessary if the PDF/A-1 standard currently meets your PDF needs.