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How to adjust PDF versions from 1.4 to 2.0

Problem Statement:

How to adjust PDF versions from 1.4 to 2.0?

Some customer third party application integrations may require a specific PDF version for compatibility.

ShareScan v6.3 and above:

Before v6.3 there was a global value to choose which type of PDF can the system produce. 
From v6.3 this value can be change at connector profile level.

  • Choose connector profile
  • Settings
  • File Format
  • PDF version

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ShareScan  v5.1 - v6.2:

The default PDF version used by ShareScan 5.x is PDF version 1.6.

To create files with PDF 1.4 header:

  1. Open the ShareScan Administration Console > ribbon Home tab > Settings> Advanced Settings
  2. Find the PDFHeaderVersion14 option and set the value to true.
  3. Restart the ShareScan Manager services

ShareScan 5.0:

The default PDF version used by ShareScan 5.0 is PDF version 1.6.

To create files with PDF 1.4 header:

  1. Open Regedit (Start > Run > regedit)
  2. Browse to the below registry key
    • 32 bit machine: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nuance\ShareScan\ShareScanManager
    • 64 bit machine: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Nuance\ShareScan\ShareScanManager
  3. Find the PDFHeaderVersion14 option and set the value to true.
  4. Restart the ShareScan Manager PC

ShareScan 4.3.x:

The default PDF version used by ShareScan 4.3.x is PDF version 1.4.

To create files with PDF 1.6 header:

  1. Open regedit (Start >run>  regedit)
  2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\eCopy\ShareScanOPManager to create a new string value.
  3. The value name is PDFHeaderVersion16 and the value must be set to "1" or "true". After this change, all PDF-created docs will be version 1.6.

ShareScan 4.2.x and earlier:

Only PDF version 1.4 and earlier is supported. See version specific documentation for further details.