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What PDF/A standards are supported by EO.Pdf? Options
Jarle
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:26:15 AM
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I am evaluating EO.Pdf using version 18.2.74 from NuGet.

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A
What PDF/A standards are supported by EO.Pdf?

https://www.essentialobjects.com/doc/eo.pdf.pdfstandard.aspx
PdfStandard.None
PdfStandard.PDF_A (= PDF/A-1A)

As long as I can see, EO.pdf's PDF/A support today is limited to PDF/A-1A only, which is a standard from 2005.

What are the further plans for PDF / A in EO.Pdf?
eo_support
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:34:29 AM
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Thanks for your feedback. We do not have any plan to extend PDF/A support beyond PDF/A-1A in the near future due to limited demands and the challenge it posts to support our other features such as HTML to PDF converter. Sorry about it!
Jarle
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:58:18 PM
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Thank you,
Nice to clarify that when you write PDF/A, you mean PDF/A-1a.
The description PDF / A is an inaccurate description.

Some of my customers have very detailed requirements for which PDF versions they can accept, such as for long-term archiving.
eo_support
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:37:12 PM
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Sorry about the confusion. This was due to historical reasons. We implemented PDF/A when there was only PDF/A1. Newer standards have been added over the years but we have not extended our code yet. In theory we could rename our PDF_A enum value to PDF_A1 but it would break existing code while not gaining any additional functionalities, so it was left as is. We will clarify this in our documentation.


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