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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.