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bernard meunier
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Remove PDFA?

Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Hi,

Assuming you have tons of PDFA compliant files,
How could we remove this attribute and convert them back to standard PDF (editable)?

I do that manually using PDF Editor but guess bulk modification should be possible using PDF tools?

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:41 am

Hello Bernie,

PDF is a subsection of the PDF specification, but actually PDF/A files have more information in them that would ensure their long term preservation - so by removing the PDF/A compliance from a file you actually have less info in it, so why would you need to do this to batches of files? I would recommend you to only remove this for files that you actually need to modify - and leave the rest in the archived format.

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:44 pm

Hi,

Thanks,

Goal would be to password protect files ... which is not possible for PDFA files.
So, if I decide this, I will have to first revert all such files to editable ... unless a way exist to password protect PDFA files?

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi Bernie,

Indeed PDF/A files can not be password protected - as the password might get lost in time, and make the file inaccessible - something against the idea of PDF/A files.
You can try to start with the "Split/Merge" tool as a base and then customize it by adding options to password protect the new file(s) and select to put new files in e.g. a new folder and keep each new file with the same page(s) as the source one(s) - this will effectively create new copies of your original documents and add the desired password.

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:48 pm

Hi,

Thanks, as per suggested I did try w split + option to pwd protect copies but got error during save operation!
Can you confirm that at your side converting PDFA to PDF this way well works?
PDF-Tools Exchange_mytool.pdtex.zip
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Re: Remove PDFA?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:45 am

Hi Bernard,

Can you post a screen-shot of the error you're getting?

Thanks,
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:03 pm

Hello Bernard,

Just got an update from the devs that this is being worked on, and should be available in the next PDF Tools build.

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 pm

Hello,

Thank you for letting me know.

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Re: Remove PDFA?

Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:24 am

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