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Open Document Formats - ODF and PDF

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Both ODF och PDF are Swedish and international standards


 
 
An open document standard is characterized by (at least) the following characteristics:
Benefits of Open Standards:
Vendor specific document formats does not allow above advantages.



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ODF - OpenDocument Format OASIS International Standard (ISO/IEC 26300), Swedish Standard (SS-ISO/IEC 26300:2008):

* XML-based open standard concerning file formats for office documents such as spreadsheets, text documents and presentations.
* ODF format is used for structured and formatted office document that are still in process (editable).
* ODF is designed to be completely vendor, platform and application neutral.
* Avoids vendor lock-in situations.

For more information on the importance of open document formats for office software, please consult:
- Wikipedia on File format
- OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument)
- Wikipedia on Open format
- Wikipedia on applications supporting OpenDocument Format (ODF) fully or partially
- OpenDocument Format.org
- openformats.org
- ODF Alliance
- OpenDocument XML.org

See also OpenDocument software for software supporting ODF.

ODF Verison 1.2 approved in September 2011 as standard format for office documents by
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
Commonly used file name extensions for proprietary document formats are .doc/.docx, .ptt/.pttx, and .xls/.xlsx .

The list of OpenDocument Format file name extensions includes:


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ISO Standards based on Portable Document Format (PDF)

* PDF formats are used as digital formats when the editing phase of the digital document is finished.
* PDF preserves documents visual appearance over time, independent of the tools and systems
   used for creating, storing or rendering the files.
* ISO Specialist Standards based on the PDF/Portable Document Format Standard
   (like PDF/A, PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3, PDF/E, PDF/UA, PDF/VT, PDF/X)
   combines the general features of the PDF format with the properties required by a specific use case.



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PDF - "Portable Document Format":

* PDF is an ISO Standard since 2008.
* ISO Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 32000), Swedish Standard (SS-ISO 32000-1:2008).
* Corresponds to PDF version 1.7

For more information on PDF, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF document is:


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PDF/A - "PDF Archive Format":

* PDF/A is an ISO Standard since 2005 for long-term archiving with PDF.
* Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 19005-1), Swedish Standard (SS-ISO 19005-1:2005).
* PDF/A combines the general features of the PDF format with the properties required for long-term archiving of documents.

For more information on PDF/A, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF/A document is:

PDF/A-1/A-2/A-3 Standards - Rules for Document Attachments:


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PDF/E - "PDF Engineering Document Format":

* PDF/E is an ISO Standard since 1993/2008 for representation constructions diagrams with moving 3D models where required.
* Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 24517-1:2008), Swedish Standard (???).

PDF/E-2 (planned for adoption in 2015):
- PDF/E-2 makes it possible to store 3D models in U3D or PRC formats inside PDF.
- PDF/E-2 is explicitly positioned as a standard for 3D archiving.

For more information on PDF/E, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF/E document is:


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PDF/UA - "PDF for Universal Access Format":

* PDF/UA is an ISO Standard since 2012 for universally accessible PDF documents.
* Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 14289), Swedish Standard (???)

PDF/UA is of interest to organizations concerned with conformance to regulations requiring
accessible electronic content including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines/WCAG 2.0,
Section 508 in the US, Canada’s Common Look and Feel Standard, Britain’s BS 8878, and others.

PDF/UA is a complementary standard,
meant to be used in conjunction with other standards, including WCAG 2.0:
"WCAG 2.0 is required for all content. For PDF documents, PDF/UA is also required."

PDF Association "The Matterhorn Protocol":
- An introduction to the definitive algorithm for PDF/UA conformance
and
- PDF/UA Conformance Testing Model

PDF/UA conformance requires validation of both syntax and semantic.
The Matterhorn Protocol specifies a common set of
31 "Checkpoints" with 136 failure conditions, whereof
- 89 failure conditions can be checked by software, and
- 47 failure conditions usually require human judgment.

For more information on PDF/UA, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF/UA document is:


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PDF/VT - "PDF for Variable Data and Transactional Printing Format":

* PDF/VT is an ISO Standard since 2010 for variable data printing.
* Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 16612), Swedish Standard (SS-ISO 16612-2:2010).

For more information on PDF/VT, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF/VT document is:


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PDF/X - "Prepress Digital Data Exchange using PDF Format":

* PDF/X is an ISO Standard since 2001 for prepress file exchange for the printing industry.
* Portable Document Format Standard (ISO 15930), Swedish Standard (SS-ISO 15930-1, etc).

For more information on PDF/X, please consult:
- PDF Association or Wikipedia

File Name Extensions
File name extensions are used to specify the file format for a particular document.
File name extension for PDF/X document is:

 
 
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