PDF/A-1b Validation

PDF Studio provides PDF/A-1b preflight and compliance verification. Once verification is complete the results can be reviewed, appended to the document or exported if needed.

How to Validate PDF/A-1b Compliance

  1. Open the document you wish to verify
  2. Select Document > Preflight > PDF/A-1b Validation or u to show the Preflight dialog.
  3. PDF Studio will then test the document and display the results of the verification.

Preflight Verification Results

Results List - Lists any content in the document that is not compliant with the given specification.

 - Items that are not PDF/A compliant and that can NOT be fixed by PDF Studio PDF/A Conversion.

 - Items that are not PDF/A compliant and that COULD be fixed by PDF Studio PDF/A Conversion.

 - Items that are not PDF/A compliant and that WILL be fixed by PDF Studio PDF/A Conversion.

Expand - Expands the results tree to show all preflight error results

Collapse - Collapses the results tree to only show the preflight error categories

Print - Prints the entire tree exactly as it is displayed in the preflight results list

Preflight Result Options

Select the result options you wish to use and then click Close to apply the selected option

Add annotations for preflight errors - When checked, will add an annotation for each preflight error with the details of the error in the annotation comment

Create preflight report - When checked, allows you to select one of the following options:

Append report to document - Appends a Preflight Results report to the end of the currently opened document.

Create new document - Creates a new document with the only the error results that will be saved at the location specified. Click on Browse... to select a destination for the exported report