We’ve done PDF Day events and technical conferences across Europe, in the US, in Australia, and elsewhere. This Electronic Document Conference is the first PDF Association event that’s open to all technologies pertaining to documents. It’s about explor …Happy new logo!
2006: The PDF/A Competence Center A new year brings new things, and 2019 is no exception! The “four red blocks” logo was first created for the PDF/A Competence Center in 2006. When that organization became the PDF Association in 2011, the design was ad …Save-The-Date: PDF Day France, Toulouse, April 4, 2019
PDF Day France will be the first French-speaking event of the PDF Association, organised by our member ORPALIS. It will take place in Toulouse which is the home ground of Airbus and we are very happy that Airbus will present a case study around its usage of PDF in their document management environment!Electronic Document Conference: Call for Papers
Prospective presenters at the Electronic Document Conference 2019 are invited to submit high-quality original proposals for 25-minute presentations on subjects of interest to developers and technical product managers concerned with electronic document implementations.Have we passed ‘peak PDF’?
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It is not always easy to tell at first glance whether an existing PDF file actually meets the ISOs PDF/A standard. Applications such as Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader do use a pale blue banner to indicate when a file claims to be PDF/A compliant, but this is only an indicator and should not be used in place of a full examination to ensure the document meets the PDF/A standard.
To be absolutely certain, you can perform a validation check which examines all relevant parts of a document.
During the typical life cycle of a PDF/A file, there are particular points when it should be checked for complete ISO compliance.
If the validation process detects a violation of the PDF/A standard, the file can often be repaired using the appropriate software. If this is not possible, the only other option is to recreate the PDF document from scratch.
Several validation programs are available on the market. As with PDF/A creation software, you can choose between workstation applications, server-based solutions and modules for workflow systems. PDF/A files can also be validated using programming libraries.
Some PDF/A creation tools can also perform a test after conversion to ensure the result meets the ISO standard. Naturally, these solutions can also validate PDF/A documents delivered from elsewhere.
Adobe Acrobat Pro, already used in many industries, can test almost all PDF ISO standards including the three parts of PDF/A, using its Preflight function.
Note regarding process validation: during an automated stage of processing, such as scanning to PDF/A, the process as a whole is validated rather than each individual PDF in the process.