Creating PDF/A Files

PDF/A files that conform to PDF/A-1b can be created.

PDF/A is a file format that is used for long-term storage and management of electronic documents. This is a suitable file format when you need to convert documents into image data and store them for a long time. PDF/A-1b is one of the compliance levels for PDF/A.

  • If you edit a created PDF/A file, it may no longer conform to PDF/A-1b.
  • Passwords cannot be specified for PDF/A files.
  1. In the ScanSnap setup window, select the [File option] tab, and select [PDF (*.pdf)] from the [File format] drop-down list. Then click the [Option] button.
    ScanSnap Setup Window
    • The [PDF file format option] window appears.
  2. Select the [Output in PDF/A-1b] checkbox.
    PDF file format option
    • The following message appears.
      ScanSnap Manager
  3. Click the [OK] button to close all the windows.