This issue has probably been debated in the past, but might be worth
Now that the PDF file format (version 1.7) is an international standard
(ISO 32000-1), is there any reason to continue to prefer PDF/A for
If PDF/A is a stripped-down version of PDF, wouldn't it be better to
employ the file format that supports a wider range of content?
Thanks for any insights,
Digital Imaging Librarian
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Martin Courtois wrote:
> Is there any reason students should not insert JPG, GIF, or PNG files in their ETDs? I'm thinking in terms of ETDs that will be archived in PDF/A. Is there any reason one or more of these formats should not be used in a PDF/A document?
> We've encouraged students not to insert TIFF files in their ETDs, mainly because of file size issues. If there's a strong need to provide TIFF images, we suggest the student submit these as separate files. We haven't set any restrictions on the use of JPG, GIF, or PNG formats, and I just want to make sure we're not missing something.
> Thanks for your help,
> Martin Courtois
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