How to convert PDF to PDF/A or PDF/X?

Question:Is there a way to convert PDF to PDF/A or PDF/X? I know some applications which can be used to convert PDF to images, but I don't know if it can be used to convert PDF/A. Is there any applications on VeryDOC to finish this task?

Answer:Even recently some applications in the market for generating PDF/X (standardized Prepress requirements) and PDF/A (standardized Archiving requirements) were released but quite misleading. After trying, some of them can not help you convert PDF to PDF/A or PDF/X. Based on those situation, VeryDOC developed PDF to PDF/A Converter, by which you can convert your existing PDF documents (normal or scanned) into ISO 19005-1 PDF/A-compliant achievable documents.PDF/A is an ISO standard for long-term preservation. These files are primarily used for archiving. PDF/A compliant files can contain text, raster images, vector graphics, as well as annotations, hyperlinks, or bookmarks. Based on full understanding of PDF/A format, this software was released. Now we do not have software which can be used to convert PDF to PDF/X. If you need it urgently, please contact us then we will customize one for you. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Free download PDF to PDF/A Converter Command Line

  • This is command line version software, so we have compressed it to zip file and then upload it.
  • When you download it, you need to unzip it then you can call it from MS Dos Windows.

Step 2. Convert PDF to PDF/A by command line.

  • When you  use this software, please refer to the usage:pdftools [options] <pdf-file> [<out-pdf>]
  • Some parameters for reference:
  • -cl <int>           : set color space, 0 is RGB, 1 is CMYK, 2 is grayscale
          -cl 0 : use RGB  ICC profile for device-specific color spaces
          -cl 1 : use CMYK ICC profile for device-specific color spaces
          -cl 2 : use GRAY ICC profile for device-specific color spaces
      -quick              : convert PDF to PDF/A by quick mode
      -mode <int>         : convert PDF to PDF/A by various modes, e.g, 0, 1, 2
      -skip               : don't overwrite an output file if it already exists
      -producer <string>  : Set 'producer' to PDF file

  • This software have been updated recently. If you are old users, please update it then you will find more new functions.
  • In the latest version, two modes have been added.
  • default mode-mode 1, quick mode, this mode can be used to repair the existing PDF/A files, it can also convert scanned PDF files to PDF/A files quickly, but this mode can't embed the font data into PDF file, so it can't convert a PDF file which contain system fonts to PDF/A files properly.-mode 2, full conversion mode, this mode does analyze everything is PDF file, and process everything in PDF file to comply with PDF/A format carefully, if "-mode 0" fails, you can use "-mode 2" method to try again.

If you need to know more about this software, please contact us. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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