|Choose PDF/A document output format from the Options|Configuration dialog (f8) then click the Options... button on the 'General' page, or
Choose PDF/A document format from the File|Export dialog (Ctrl E) – see PDF/A document file export – then click PDF options...
|Click Apply to accept the 'Options' page configuration.
EscapeE resumes displaying the 'General' page or
the Export dialog.
|In 'PDF options' panel:
|Tick Use data compression to compress output files, or clear the box to export files uncompressed. See also JPEG compression options.
|Select Combine text strings together to store text as longer phrases to improve searching, see Text options.
|You may choose to Render all but text as graphic or Render as graphic, (and optionally, Include text as well as the graphic too): see Text options.
|Select include TrueType fonts to include any TrueType font, downloaded in the original PCL file, in the exported PDF file. Using TrueType (i.e. scalable outline) fonts usually results in better appearance than bitmapped fonts, but may have adverse effects on the file size if only a few characters from a font are used. If this box is not checked then by default such fonts are converted to bitmap fonts.
|The omit blank pages option may be ticked as required, for example when exporting a document which is to be viewed on screen (not printed) from a duplex original.
|To restrict the capabilities for general users select one of the 'Do not allow' options:
|Adding or changing notes and form fields
|Selecting text and graphics.
|Set the 'Resolution' for line drawing and images and for text positioning: 300dpi or 600dpi.
|Depending on the way opaque and transparent elements have been layered in a document (e.g. shading), it may be advisable to select graphic elements first or keep original element order; see also Text options.
|Tick Export PJL comments to include any PJL comments and JOB commands in the output.
|To assemble a list of fields to be used as a 'Table of Contents' for the document, click the Contents... button: see PDF Table of Contents.
In addition, when you have finished setting up the options, you may also choose to create a Shortcut icon that uses all the options you have set by clicking Shortcut... (see Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line) or click the Save button to retain these settings after you close the program.
Double-byte fonts, such as currency symbols, Chinese characters and box-drawing characters, are rendered as graphics.
Security options enable PDF/A documents to be digitally signed using Certificates but not or encrypted or password protected (unlike PDF documents).