I am looking for a program, user script or web tool that can perform batch conversion of PDF files to PDF/A files. It should run on Microsoft Windows. Ideally it should give some warnings if something gets messed up during the conversion.

Any license or price is fine.

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You can use Adobe Acrobat.

Check this page for the instructions: batch conversion to pdfa (mirror).

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PDF/A Manager from PDFTron is a command line tool for full PDF/A automation. Both automatic conversion, and validation.


  • Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
  • command line
  • non-free but free trial
  • Supports both PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b.
  • Last version was released on March 27, 2009 (Version 1.0)

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