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How to convert PDF to PDF/A.

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the Portable Document Format (PDF) specialized for use in archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features ill-suited to long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding) and encryption. The ISO requirements for PDF/A file viewers include color management guidelines, support for embedded fonts, and a user interface for reading embedded annotations.

  • After editing or working with your PDF file in the program, please click the "Convert" > "To PDF/A" button.
  • Now, the "Save as" window pops up, and then in the "Save as type" box, there are many options of PDF/A for your choice, such as PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-2b, PDF/A-2u, PDF/A-3a, PDF/A-3b, and PDF/A-3u. After selecting the desired format, click the "Save" button.
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The trial version can only convert up to 3 pages. If the file has less than 3 pages, then it can only convert half of pages.