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This property gets or sets the value indicating whether to produce a PDF/A compatible output file.

Syntax

VARIANT_BOOL ProducePDFA { get; set; }
Value
VARIANT_TRUE if the document should be produced with a PDF/A compatible output file; VARIANT_FALSE otherwise

Remarks

Setting ProducePDFA to VARIANT_TRUE means that the output PDF file will be built compatible to the PDF/A standard. You should set this property before any text or graphics output.

PDF/A format means:

  • Audio and video content are forbidden.
  • Javascript and executable file launches are prohibited.
  • All used fonts¬†are embedded. This also applies to the so-called PostScript standard fonts such as Times or Helvetica.
  • Color spaces are specified in a device-independent manner.
  • Encryption is disallowed.

Note: Setting this property to VARIANT_TRUE will force the output file format version to be 1.4. See compatibility for more details.

Example

How to Produce a PDF/A Compatible Document

Delphi
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{ PDF object is supposed to be created }
PDF.SetLicenseData('demo', 'demo');
PDF.ProducePDFA := true;

{ Here we create our document and fill its contents. }

PDF.SaveToFile('test.pdf', false);
{ Now the file created is PDF/A compatible. }
C/C++
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// PDF object is supposed to be created
PDF->SetLicenseData("demo", "demo");
PDF->ProducePDFA = true;

// Here we create our document and fill its contents.

PDF->SaveToFile("test.pdf", false);
// Now the file created is PDF/A compatible.
C#
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// PDF object is supposed to be created
PDF.SetLicenseData("demo", "demo");
PDF.ProducePDFA = true;

// Here we create our document and fill its contents.

PDF.SaveToFile("test.pdf", false);
// Now the file created is PDF/A compatible.
Visual Basic
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' PDF object is supposed to be created
PDF.SetLicenseData "demo", "demo"
PDF.ProducePDFA = True

' Here we create our document and fill its contents.

PDF.SaveToFile "test.pdf", false
' Now the file created is PDF/A compatible.

See Also

PDF Library Download Features Manual Tutorials FAQ Pricing HTML2PDF-X Pilot History In the Lab

 

 

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