Last Updated: 25 Aug 2022 11:47 by ADMIN
Created on: 28 Jul 2017 06:37
Category: PdfProcessing
Type: Feature Request
PdfProcessing: Add support for PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-2a compliance levels
PDF/A-1a is with conformance level A (for "accessibility"), and must adhere to all of the requirements of the PDF Reference as modified by the ISO 19005 specification. 

It requires structural and semantic properties to be preserved. Level 1a uses “Tagged PDF” and Unicode character maps to preserve the document's logical structure and content text stream in natural reading order. 

The following features are used:
- Language specification
- Hierarchical document structure
- Tagged text spans and descriptive text for images and symbols
- Character mappings to Unicode

The purpose is to improve accessibility and make the content accessible for screen readers.
Posted on: 25 Aug 2022 11:47

Hi James,

Thank you for this suggestion. I added it to our internal information for the item so that the development team can consider that option.

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Posted on: 18 Aug 2022 16:21
I would like to add to this request that is consider PDF/UA compliance, as that is the more recent version.
Posted on: 20 Jan 2022 09:31

Hi Lizzy,

We are tracking the demand for this functionality as it will require a significant amount of resources to be implemented. Thus, the task is still not scheduled for implementation at this point. I can see that you have submitted your vote for it - this automatically increases the priority of the request. Make sure to continue following the item so we can notify you about status changes on it.

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Posted on: 13 Jan 2022 22:14
Hello! It has been four years since this feature request was first created, is there any timeline on when it will be completed? I find it necessary for some enterprise applications. Thanks!
Posted on: 03 Apr 2018 12:37
Hello Eric,

We have not planned this feature request yet and we cannot commit to a concrete timeframe for now. I see that you are following the item, so you will be notified when its status is changed to "In Development".

Posted on: 30 Aug 2017 15:34
That's exactly what's currently blocking a project my team is working on. The idea was to create a PDF from the cloud, and send it via VPN to a server on premise, where it would be sent directly to a smart printer. Unfortunatly, the smart in the printer is not so smart after all, and requiers PDF/A-1 to be able to print correctly.
As a work around, we will try using docx format, but it's not ideal since the target remains PDF. I hope approved means it's approved for development and that it will be released sooner rather than later ;)