The “A” stands for archive, and PDF/A is an ISO-approved standard for long-term archival. It’s a subset of the PDF, but with certain enforced standards which will allow it to be opened without any issues in 50 or 100 years.
While some organizations choose to go with PDF for their archival format, they may not be aware of the advanced, archive-specific features of PDF/A such as embedding original files and maintaining font libraries.
Take a look at this white paper which goes into detail on the many different versions of PDF/A and how it can ensure your content is available in perpetuity.
Watch the short video with industry experts below as they dive into the true value of PDF/A.