PDF/X-1a:2003 – ISO 15930-4 Validation

PDF Studio provides PDF/X-1a:2003 – ISO 15930-4 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/X-1a:2003 – ISO 15930-4 Compliance

  1. Open the document you wish to verify
  2. Select Document Tab > Preflight or use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + X (Mac: ⌘ + Shift + X) to show the Preflight dialog.
  3. Select the standard that you wish to verify.
  4. Click on Verify to begin the verification process

Preflight Verification Results

Results List - details the content in the document that is not compliant with the selected profile and whether or not it can be fixed with Preflight Conversion.

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

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

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

Preflight Result Options

Annotations & Reports

Once the validation is completed you can use the following options to add comments or append results to the document. Select the result options you wish to use and then click Apply to add the chosen options. 

  • Add comments for preflight errors - When checked, will add an annotation for each preflight error with the details of the error in the annotation comment
  • Include report - Choose whether to Append / Prepend a Preflight Results report to the document that was tested.


Preflight results can exported to various formats. To do so click on the  export button on the top of the results list. Then choose from one of the following options. 


Preflight results can printed if needed. To do so click on the  print button on the top of the results list. Then choose from one of the following options. 



Affordable, Powerful PDF Software / PDF Editor for Windows, macOS, Linux

Copyright © 2002-Present Qoppa Software. All rights reserved.