Change PDF to PDF/A and edit PDF producer information

When you create a PDF/A document, you may want to edit some information for the output document, such as the PDF producer, author, title, keywords and so on. The command line application PDF to PDF/A Converter supports to convert your existing PDF documents (normal or scanned) into ISO 19005-1 PDF/A-compliant archivable documents. This helps to ensure that you can find the right document when you need it, and that it will appear the same way it did when you archived it. It also allows you to set parameters for the target file by using some easy commands.

In this article, you will see how to convert the document of PDF to PDF/A and edit PDF producer information for PDF/A document. The conversion is made up of three steps and if you read this article carefully, you will get useful information here. For using the application PDF to PDF/A Converter, you should download it at and extract the ZIP file to your computer. There is an executable file named as pdf2pdfa.exe in the application folder. You should use it in the conversion because it is the called program.

PDF to PDF/A Converter supplies several kinds of licenses for different users and if you need any one of them, please see them in the homepage of the application at Then please see the specific steps about the conversion.

To open MS-DOS interface is the first step in this conversion. You can press “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box and input “cmd” in “Open” combo box of “Run” dialog box. Then please click “OK” button. You can also use the regular way to open “Run” dialog box by clicking “Start” and clicking “Run” in start menu.

To input the command line in MS-DOS interface is the second step in the conversion. Please see the following command line sample:

pdf2pdfa.exe –producer VeryDOC D:\file-in.pdf D:\file-out.pdf

From the command line, you can see there are four parts in it. They are called program file, parameter for editing PDF producer, source file and target file.

pdf2pdfa.exe stands for the called program.

–producer VeryDOC  is for setting PDF producer as “VeryDOC”.

D:\file-in.pdf  is the path of source file.

D:\file-out.pdf  is the name of target file.

Please remember to use the path of each file which appears in the command line.

To run the conversion from PDF to PDF/A by hitting the “Enter” button on the keyboard is the last step of the conversion. What you need to do next is to wait for several seconds until you get the target file in the specified location.

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