How to conform to PDF standards using Acrobat XI

Learn how to create standards compliant PDF to conform to standard compliant PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E, and PDF/VT.

By September 20, 2012

 



In this video, learn how to create standards compliant PDF and validate PDF documents so they conform to various standard compliant PDF, PDF/A, PDF/X, PDF/E, and PDF/VT. Accessibility standards such as PDF/UA and WCAG2.0 are also covered. Some of the features in this tutorial are only supported using Acrobat XI Pro.

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How to conform to PDF standards using Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

How do I create a standards-compliant PDF file? And how do I validate that my PDF documents conform to a standard?

Check out these steps to create various standards-compliant PDF files using Acrobat XI.

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  1. For quick conversions, choose File > Save as Other > and choose Archivable PDF (PDF/A) or Press-Ready PDF (PDF/X).
  2. Once your file has been converted, open the Standards navigation pane. This pane only appears when a PDF file conforms to a standard.
  3. The panel lists the name of the standard the document conforms to. Click Verify Conformance to check the document for compliance. The Status changes to verification succeeded.
  4. In a PDF/A compliant document, a blue document message bar will appear. To make changes, click Enable Editing.
  5. A message explains that the document loses its Standards Compliance. Click OK to continue.
  6. To convert other PDF files to various standards, open the Print Production tools and click Preflight in Acrobat XI Pro. Choose from many different Standards. Select the standard you want to check and click Analyze or Analyze and Fix.
  7. To create a WCAG2 , PDF/UA compliant document run the Accessibility Checker and receive a valid result in Acrobat XI Pro.

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