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Will I be able to use my electronic document with my other systems and new technology as I acquire it?

Posted at November 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment

The answer to this question depends on the format you select and, of course, the technology you are acquiring. Generally, the answer is yes you will be able to use the electronic document with new technology either hardware or software with some caveats.

Digital Images – If you have elected to store your documents as images the ability to retrieve and view images will remain for the foreseeable future, in fact, with the expanded use of digital cameras this capability will only increase.

PDF Files – As with native digital image formats use of PDF files is increasing. Creation, manipulation, and optional features of PDF files is also increasing through new Adobe Acrobat release and products from other vendors.

Other Formats – Whether database or word documents or spreadsheets, these formats will be around for the foreseeable future.

Caveats – Should you decide to change the format of your electronic documents, for example, from native digital images to PDF files or PDF to database, PDF image files to text searchable PDF you will have to perform or have the conversions performed. The good news is that no matter what your format it can be converted to virtually any other format. You can perform the conversion in house with the proper tools and time or out source the conversion to ImageWorld.

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