The PDF file format was designed to support a wide array of use cases, ensuring a consistent and reliable experience for users when viewing documents online, printing to paper, or protecting and preserving information. The ISO 32000 specification is robust, but some supported features can actually get in the way and cause problems when the file is not optimized for its intended use case.
There are several versions of PDF/A that offer different sets of supported features, but PDF viewers are designed to support each of these PDF/A versions.
pdfRest supports a workflow for converting PDF files to any of the most commonly used PDF/A versions. With this simple, automated workflow you can guarantee that your PDF files will be optimally preserved in the best possible state for decades to come as PDF/A files.
curl -X POST "https://api.pdfrest.com/pdfa" \ -H "Accept: application/json" \ -H "Content-Type: multipart/form-data" \ -H "Api-Key: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx" \ -F "file=@PATH_TO_FILE/Getting_Started.pdf" \ -F "output_type=PDF/A-3b" \ -F "rasterize_if_errors_encountered=on" \
Convert to PDF/A