Preflight Conversion

PDF Studio allows you to convert PDF documents to ISO PDF formats. These document formats were designed so that they will always render or display exactly the same as when they were saved.

Below are the available PDF standards that PDF Studio is able to convert to.

How to Convert PDF Documents

  1. Open the PDF Document you wish to convert
  2. Go to the Convert Tab on the toolbar and select the profile you wish to use
    • PDF/A - Archival formats
    • PDF/X - Print Production & Prepress formats
  3. A dialog will be displayed showing the changes that will be made to the document
  4. Choose a file name and location to save the document
  5. Click Save to convert the document to the selected profile

If any problems occur during preflight conversion, a results list will be displayed showing the content items that could not be fixed. If the conversion completes successfully the problems list will not be shown and the newly converted document will be opened.

Unsupported Features in Preflight Conversion:

Below is a list of features that may cause errors during the conversion.


Preflight Conversion Problems 

Results List - Lists any content in the document that was not converted with the selected profile.

 - Items that could NOT be fixed by PDF Studio.

 - Items that are not PDF/A compliant and that COULD be fixed by Preflight Conversion depending on user settings in Preflight Preferences.

 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

After reviewing the conversion problems 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. 


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. 


Verify that an Existing Document is Compliant

You can also use the Preflight Verification tool in PDF Studio to verify that the document complies with the various Preflight profiles.




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