Creating PDF/A Documents

More than ninety commercial products can create PDF/A documents (many are listed at
Create PDF/A and Convert PDF to PDF/A). The Administrative Office does not recommend any particular products. The links below provide information about some of these options; for other products, consult the vendor’s documentation.

PDF/A documents can be created by most word processor programs. The necessary settings for some popular products are given at OpenOffice settings for PDF/A, Microsoft Word settings for PDF/A, and Corel WordPerfect X4 settings for PDF/A.

If you have Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional or Standard, see Creating PDF/A documents with Acrobat.

If documents to be filed in CM/ECF must be scanned, see the instructions for Creating PDF/A from a scanned document.

An important consideration in the creation of PDF/A documents is whether the links they contain are “active”; see Hyperlinks in PDF/A Documents.