Appendix F. Pdf/X, Pdf/A, and tagged PDF

This book focuses on traditional PDF and PDF documents with AcroForms. Those are the most important and most widespread types of PDF. In chapter 3, we also talked about specific subsets of the PDF specification that are defined in an ISO standard. I told you that iText supports two versions of the PDF/X standard, and that different aspects of the PDF/A specification are under development. The X stands for eXchange; PDF/X is used in the prepress sector. The A stands for Archiving; PDF/A has been advanced as the standard format for long-term preservation of documents.

Let’s find out more about creating PDF/X- and PDF/A-compliant documents with iText.


If you want to make sure the file you’re generating ...

Get iText in Action: Creating and Manipulating PDF now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.