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Validation of PDF/A compliance with veraPDF

- Monday, 19th April 2021

While Adobe Acrobat comes with a built-in PDF/A "Preflight" verification process, there is a **FREE** alternative called veraPDF. It is a purpose-built, industry supported, open source, PDF/A validator which covers all PDF/A parts and conformance levels.

To ensure compatibility across all devices (Windows, Linux, Mac) the application has been developed in Java and as such, it requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed.

Windows 10 Install

Select the veraPDF for Windows option and download the (approx. 46.1 MB) file to your hard drive.

  • Extract the source files from the ZIP file
  • Right click the verapdf-install.bat file and select Run as administrator.
veraPDF - Installer - Welcome

  • Click Next
veraPDF - Installer - Install path

  • Select your install path and click Next
veraPDF - Installer - Selection options

  • Select your veraPDF options and click Next
veraPDF - Installer - Progress

  • When the progress bars are at 100%, click Next
veraPDF - Installer - Setup complete

  • Setup is complete, click Done

Run veraPDF in Windows 10

  • Double click the installed verapdf-gui.bat file to open the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for veraPDF.
veraPDF - Graphical User Interface

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