Converting to PDF/A Format, create and sign a PDF/A from a PDF source

In PDF to PDF/A Converter Command Line tool which is the difference for -mode 0, 1, 2, 4, etc.?

My university requires submitted PDF files to be in PDF/A format.

I tried to find a converter, but they are all very complicated.

How do I convert my existing PDF file into a PDF/A?

Thank you very much!
PDF/A is an international ISO standard for archiving PDFs. The standard requests strict compliance to its set of rules (like: "embed all fonts", "don't use transparencies", "don't use JavaScript", "no encryption",...).

VeryDOC PDF to PDF/A Converter. Convert existing normal or image PDF files into fully searchable ISO 19005-1 and ISO 19005-2 compliant achievable documents.


pdf2pdfa.exe supports more modes to convert a normal PDF file to PDF/A file, the -mode 0, 1, 2, 4, etc. modes are using different technologies to convert from a PDF file to PDF/A file, in general, "-mode 2" is best, you can always use "-mode 2" to convert a normal PDF file to PDF/A file.

You can use "-mode 2" parameter in "VeryDOC PDF to PDF/A Converter Command Line product" to convert normal PDF files to PDF/A files quickly, "-mode 2" parameter will analyze all objects in PDF file, it will check and repair all objects in PDF file and arrange them to comply with the PDF/A compliance, this parameter is great to process various kinds of PDF files over the world, you can use this parameter like below,

pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample1.pdf" "_sample1-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample2.pdf" "_sample2-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample3.pdf" "_sample3-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample4.pdf" "_sample4-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample5.pdf" "_sample5-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample6.pdf" "_sample6-pdfa.pdf"
pdf2pdfa.exe -mode 2 "sample7.pdf" "_sample7-pdfa.pdf"

"-mode 2" parameter can also keep "searchable ability" in output PDF file, you may give it a try, if you encounter any problem, please send to us your sample PDF file in question, after we checked your PDF file, we will figure out a solution to you asap.


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