Not all document formats have managed to become a standard and nowhere near enough deliver what they promise. So what can or should we expect from a format? What are the most important quality characteristics of a format and how can we find out whether a format is good? Where do the dangers lurk and how can we avoid them? The choice of format is very important, especially in the field of long-term archiving. Documents that have been archived for several years in an unsuitable format or in poor quality can have serious consequences.
Read the complete article (translation) published in Dok.magazin "The PDF we cant do without it" of Dr. Hans Bärfuss (PDF Tools AG)
Source: www.dokmagazin.de, May 2014