How to convert pdf to pdf/a format with the help of Window Shell script?

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Could you please help me on How to convert pdf to pdf/a format with the help of Window Shell script?

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Manoj bdgrAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Manoj,
convert pdf to pdf/a
One of your Topics is Acrobat Pro — is that what you want to use to do the conversion? If not, what product?
Window Shell script
What exactly do you mean by that — batch file (.bat)? command prompt (cmd)? PowerShell? something else?

Regards, Joe
Manoj bdgrAuthor Commented:
Hi Joe,

Thanks for response.

Basically I am looking for solution to convert PDF document to PDF/A format.I have many no of PDF files which required to convert in PDf/A format
Any cmd script or shell script code will be fine for this..

Thanks in advance..
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Manoj,
My EE article explains how to do it with Nuance's software called Power PDF Advanced (which contains both a CLI and a GUI):

Batch Conversion of PDF, TIFF, and Other Image Formats via Command Line Interface to PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF with Power PDF Advanced

It supports numerous PDF/A formats as you can see at the article in the -V parameter (Version). For example, I just ran this command in a cmd prompt: -Ic:\temp\in.pdf -Oc:\temp\out.pdf -TPDF -V1A

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When I open the output file in Adobe Acrobat, it shows this:

pdfa via powpdf
If you want to learn more about Power PDF Advanced, I've published two 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorials here at EE that you may find helpful:

Bates Stamping/Numbering of PDF Files with Power PDF Advanced

Convert Scanned Image-Only PDF Files to PDF Searchable Image Files via OCR with Power PDF Advanced

As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe

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Manoj bdgrAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot Joe for valuable information..
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're very welcome, Manoj — happy to help. Since you're new to Experts Exchange and this is your first question here, you may not be aware that an asker is responsible for closing a question after receiving what the asker considers to be a solution. I'm not saying that you should close this question now. You may, of course, leave it open to wait for other posts from other experts. But I mention the issue of closing questions because your last comment sounds as if you are satisfied with the information in this thread.

In any case, if you want to learn about closing questions, these articles will help:
How do I accept a comment as my solution?
How do I accept multiple comments as my solution?

They will get you going on the path to closing your questions here at EE. Welcome aboard! Regards, Joe
Manoj bdgrAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot Joe for the valuable information..
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're very welcome, Manoj. It's important to close questions properly here at Experts Exchange, so I want to point out that the post which you accepted as the solution is not the post that answered your question — it was simply the post with information on how to close questions at EE. The post that answered your question (and which you endorsed) is #a42439049. So I'm going to request that this question be re-opened so that you may close it properly by selecting post #a42439049 as the solution. Regards, Joe
Manoj bdgrAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot team for the information
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I selected the post that was endorsed by the author as the Accepted Solution, as it clearly answers the question. There are no other posts that qualify as an Assisted Solution.
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