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Description Format Type Extension FDA Action Plan and Background Report Production Date Confidence Level Notes
PrimeOCR PRO Format Application .PRO

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

05/07/2007 Medium
Waveform Audio Audio .WAV, .WAVE

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

11/01/2005 See Notes High: PCM Low: compressed
Audio Interchange File Format Audio .AIF, .AIFF, .AIFC

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

Action Plan not implemented See Notes High: PCM Low: compressed
Portable Document Format 1.2 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

12/01/2005 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
Portable Document Format 1.3 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

12/01/2005 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
PDF/A-1 (ISO 19005-1) Document .PDF

(Guidelines for Creating Archival Quality PDF Files) (PDF Normalization)

N/A High This includes both PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b. PDF/A-1a is preferred over PDF/A-1b, but it may be difficult to generate for some users.
Portable Document Format 1.4 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

12/01/2005 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
Portable Document Format 1.5 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

12/01/2005 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
Portable Document Format 1.6 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

12/01/2005 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
Portable Document Format 1.7 Document .PDF

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (PDF Normalization)

03/31/2008 See Notes Medium: embedded fonts Low: encrypted
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF 6.0) Raster Image .TIF, .TIFF

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

01/31/2003 See Notes High: uncompressed Medium: compressed Low: in Planar format
JPEG 2000 part 1, ISO/IED 15444-1 Raster Image .JP2

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

11/07/2005 See Notes High: lossless Medium: lossy
JPEG 2000 part 2, ISO/IED 15444-2 Raster Image .JPX, .JPF

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

12/01/2005 Low
JPEG File Interchange Format Raster Image .JPG, .JPEG

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

12/22/2003 Medium
Comma Separated Values Spreadsheet .CSV

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

06/2006 High
Binary Exchange File Format/ Microsoft Excel (BIFF8) Spreadsheet .XLS

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

Recognized: June 2006; Action Plan not implemented Low Action Plan is not implemented.
Document Type Definition (XML DTD 1.0) Text .DTD

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

06/2006 Medium
Plain Text File Text .TXT

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

03/19/2003 See Notes High: encoding: US-ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16 with BOM; delimited text Medium: ISO 885901 encoding
Extensible Markup Language Text .XML

(Action Plan) (Background Report) (XML Normalization)

06/09/2003 High includes XSD/XSL/XHTML, etc.; with included or accessible schema and character encoding explicitly specified
Audio-video Interleaved File Format Video .AVI

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

09/06/2005 See Notes High: AVI uncompressed, motion JPEG Low: AVI (others)
Quicktime Video .MOV

(Action Plan) (Background Report)

01/24/2006 See Notes High: uncompressed, motion JPEG Low: others