Click to expand/collapse hidden textTo export files to PDF/A
1.Choose Export... from the 'File' menu or
press Ctrl E keys.
2.Set up the Page number range of the pages you want to export, see Selecting page ranges.
3.To avoid a new file overwriting an existing file with the same name, tick Do not overwrite files: see Overwriting files.
4.Choose PDF/A document as the 'Format';
oa wild-carded filename (with extension .PDF) and folder are supplied. To create a different filename or extension, type in the new name. To select a different folder to store the file, use the Browse button. Or
ocheck the LPR box; the filename will be supplied automatically.

To make 'PDF/A document' format the default, click Save format.

5.Click PDF options... to display the Configuration dialog and set up PDF/A export options.
6.Tick the Force monochrome check-box if required.
7.Choose a Duplexing option from the drop-down list:
oSimplex  force simplex
oLong edge  force duplex, long edge binding
oShort edge  force duplex, short edge binding
oUnspecified  do not specify any plex in the output file
oAs in the file  use the option specified in the input file.
8.Tick Run the associated program after creating the file if you want EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE to open the file immediately using your preferred program, e.g. Adobe Acrobat or EscapeE. See Associated programs.
9.If you have defined data fields on the pages, EscapeE can create a .LOG file automatically:
oselect the Fields to be logged: see Log file export.
oSet the Log format:
Comma separated (default)
Plain text
oFurther Log file options may be set up from the 'Log File' page of the Configuration dialog: click Log file....
10.Click OK to export the pages.

Blue diamond bullet Tip: When viewing the PDF output in Adobe Acrobat, you may need to turn off the smoothing options. These may be found on the 'Preferences' dialog in the Acrobat 'Edit' menu.

Blue diamond bullet Notes

PDF/A is an unencrypted archive format that can be viewed with a browser and creates documents which can be searched for text strings. The fonts required to display the documents are always included with PDF/A files, and this can make the files very large. See PDF/A export options.