Validate PDF files PDF/A compliance

Welcome to the validate PDF/A guide. This guide will teach you how to validate PDF against the PDF/A standard easily.

Remember that all Tool Guides takes into account that you have previous knowledge about the Basics to process a PDF with our REST API. We strongly recommend you to read the related guide before start with this one.

What is PDF/A

PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the PDF specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents. PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features ill-suited to long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding) and encryption. The ISO requirements for PDF/A file viewers include color management guidelines, support for embedded fonts, and a user interface for reading embedded annotations.

Simple PDF/A validation

iLovePDF API allows to validate a PDF by not returning a downloadable file as a result but a validated result. See the following example:

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