How can you tell if a PDF document has any transparency?

To tell if a PDF document has any transparency feature, you can run PDF/A-1b validation (under Document -> Preflight -> PDF/A-1b Validation) and look for a “Transparency” node in the Preflight results tree which will contain elements for all the transparency features present in the PDF such as soft masks, blend mode, transparency operators, etc… […]

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How to embed fonts in a PDF document

When submitting a paper, book or article for publications, the publisher will often require that all fonts be embedded. Check for Embedded Fonts To check whether the fonts are all embedded in your PDF file or not: Open your PDF file Click File> Document Properties Click on the Fonts Tab to display the list of […]

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Comparison of PDF/A Tools: User/ Desktop/ Developer / SDK

There are many PDF/A validation and conversion tools available, both for desktop users and developers. We’ve put together a list of tools for comparison: User/Desktop tools:  Tool  Price  Notes  PDF Studio Pro  $129  PDF editor with validation/conversion  Adobe Acrobat  $449  PDF editor with validation/conversion (?)  Bluebeam Revu  $349  PDF editor with validation/conversion  Callas pdfaPilot  $496  Acrobat […]

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PDF/A verification and conversion

PDF/A verification and conversion to PDF/A was added in PDF Studio 9 to conform to PDF/A ISO Standards. PDF/A uses a strict subset of the ISO PDF specification to create archival versions of documents with the intent that they will always render exactly the same as when they were saved. PDF/A is growing in popularity as […]

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