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PDF/A Manager is a PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) validation and conversion software. It is available as a command-line tool.
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The conversion option analyses the content of existing PDF files and performs a sequence of modifications in order to produce a PDF/A compliant document. Features that are not suitable for long-term archiving (such as encryption, obsolete compression schemes, missing fonts, or device-dependent color) are replaced with their PDF/A compliant equivalents. Because the conversion process applies only necessary changes to the source file, the information loss is minimal. Also, because the converter provides a detailed report for each change, it is simple to inspect changes and to determine whether the conversion loss is acceptable.
The validation option in PDF/A Manager can be used to quickly determine whether a PDF file fully complies with the PDF/A specification according to the international standard ISO 19005-1. For files that are not compliant, the validation option can be used to produce a detailed report of compliance violations as well as a list of relevant error objects.
Like other Apryse products, PDF/A Manager does not rely on other third-party software. PDF/A Manager can be used in server environments or as a batch conversion process.
PDF/A Manager Command-Line utility is based on PDF SDK core technology which is available for integration in third party solutions and applications. For more information, please vist (https://apryse.com/products/core-sdk/pdf/) or contact a Apryse representative.
PDF/A Manager is an indispensable tool for anyone working with PDF/A.
Supports all versions of the PDF format (PDF 1.0 to ISO32000).
Includes an option to create linearized (web-optimized) PDF/A documents.
Fast, reliable and suitable for server use.
Checks if a PDF file is compliant with PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) specification.
Converts any PDF to a PDF/A compliant document.
Support for all versions of PDF/A.
Produces a detailed report of compliance violations and associated PDF objects.
Keeps the required changes a minimum, preserving the consistency of the original.
Tracks all changes to allow for automatic assessment of data loss.
Allows user to customize compliance checks or omit specific changes during PDF/A conversion.
Preserves tags, logical structure, and color information in existing PDF documents.
Offers automatic font substitution, embedding, and subsetting options.
Supports automation and batch operation. PDF/A Manager is designed to be used in unattended mode in high throughput server or batch environments.
Libraries, newspaper agencies, and government institutions can use PDF/A Manager to automate PDF archiving in high-throughput web applications of server based environments.
Maintainers or large collections of existing PDF documents can use PDF/A Manager in batch mode to ensure that all files are suitable for long-term archiving.
Software developers can use PDF/A Manager SDK or PDF SDK API to add the PDF/A Export option to their existing PDF export filter.
At least 20 MB of free disk space.
Memory requirement is heavily dependent on the nature of the document(s) being processed.
echo "Example 1) Test a PDF file for PDF/A compliance:"
./pdfa --noxml "Apryse PDFA Manager User Manual.pdf" --lic_key "<PDFNET_LICENSE_KEY>"
echo "Example 2) Test PDF files for PDF/A compliance and generate an XML error report:"
./pdfa -o OUT1 --level B --subfolders *.pdf --lic_key "<PDFNET_LICENSE_KEY>"
echo "Example 3) An example of PDF/A Conversion:"
./pdfa -c -z -o OUT2 *.pdf --lic_key "<PDFNET_LICENSE_KEY>"
echo "Example 4) An example of PDF/A Conversion:"
./pdfa -c --noxml -o OUT3 --subfolders "Apryse PDFA Manager User Manual.pdf" OUT2 --lic_key "<PDFNET_LICENSE_KEY>"
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