Tool to remove PDF/A?

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RHA
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Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by RHA » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 am

Hi,

I'd like to run the Secure PDF tool to add passwords existing files but the files are PDF/A. Is there a tool to remove PDF/A?

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Chris

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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by RHA » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:17 am

Found it!
"Discard Special PDF-Standard"

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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:17 am

Hello RHA,

Yes there is, both the tool and action are called "Discard Special PDF-Standard":
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You might also wish to take a look at this article if you are creating custom tools in PDF-Tools:
https://www.tracker-software.com/knowle ... -PDF-Tools

Kind regards,

Edit: looks like we posted at the same time! Glad to hear you found it!
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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by RHA » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:41 am

As I mentioned, I'd like to add passwords to existing PDF/A files so I can secure them. But, I can't secure the PDF/A files afterwards. i.e. in the end I'd like to have Secure PDF/A files

Here's what I did...

1. Run "Discard Special PDF-Standard" to remove the PDF/A.
2. Run "Secure PDF" to secure them.
3. Run "Convert to PDF/A". At this step, it asks for the password so it can process the files.

But, the resultant files are no longer secure as applied in step 2. Is there a workaround?

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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:48 am

Apologies for that, It seems I misunderstood the issue there.

According to the ISO, PDF/A cannot have password security in place. You are not able to edit the document, or alter the security settings from what is set by the chosen standard. As such, there is no workaround for this.

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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by RHA » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:04 am

No worries, Daniel. I think we can live with just the Secure PDF feature.

I appreciate your help, Daniel. Have a great weekend and Aloha!

Chris

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Re: Tool to remove PDF/A?

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:16 am

Glad to hear it!

You have a great weekend too!
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