QAID # 10636 Published
Question / Problem:
What is the difference between Kofax Capture PDF/A and PDF 1.4?
Answer / Solution:
Kofax Capture PDF/A is based on the PDF Reference Version 1.4 from Adobe Systems Inc.
Although Kofax Capture PDF/A is in fact a subset of PDF, it doesn't support all PDF features.
Key elements to Kofax Capture PDF/A compatibility include:
- Audio and video content are forbidden.
- All fonts must be embedded and also must be legally embeddable for unlimited, universal rendering. This also applies to the so-called PostScript standard fonts such as Times or Helvetica.
- Colorspaces specified in a device-independent manner.
- Encryption is disallowed.
- Permission Rights is disallowed.
- Use of standards-based metadata is mandated.