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> What Pdf Format Does Ms Access Output - Pdf/a-1a ?, Access 2013    
 
   
Marto
post Feb 17 2017, 06:52 AM
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Hi

We have received a request from one of our biggest customers to ensure that the PDF invoices we issue are in PDF/A-1a format.
I currently output these by using "DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, strDocName, acFormatPDF, etc...

My question is what format does Access use of and is there a way to control the required format in the underlying code?

TIA
Martin

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ranman256
post Feb 17 2017, 07:36 AM
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It's a basic ,low end version.
Try opening the PDF in notepad and check the 1st line.
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kfield7
post Feb 17 2017, 09:30 AM
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I don't know about the specific formats, but if the Access output is not adequate, you can always try one of the free printer drivers such as PDFCreator. (Careful on install wrt auxiliary software they may want you to install).
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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 17 2017, 09:49 AM
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It would appear that PDFs created by the MS Office suite are compliant with PDF a-1A, based on what I read here.

You should do your own further research to be sure.

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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 17 2017, 09:58 AM
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Here's another reference which discusses the issue of compliance.

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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 17 2017, 10:02 AM
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And what appears to be a definitive statement from Microsoft.

Do your own due diligence, of course.

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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 17 2017, 10:10 AM
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And finally, there's this:

Attached File  2017_02_17_7_05_51.jpg ( 70.63K )Number of downloads: 8


I'm not sure how to ensure that this option is always used for the PDFs you automate, but further research should turn up details.

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