What do the export options mean for 'PDF/X', 'PDF/A', AND 'PDF/E'

What are all of the different standards for PDF and when would I want to use one versus the other?


Tony DeYoung


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They are ISO Standards for subsets of PDF.
PDF/X : PDF for Exchange (getting graphics and text spot on for a production run of magazines, etc)
PDF/A: PDF for Archive (providing a file format that a University student can access for History 101 in the year 2121)
PDF/E: PDF for Engineering


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