an interactive PDF form to non-interactive PDF document or PDF/A document.
After this conversion, the PDF document can no longer be modified. Use
this operation to flatten digitally unsigned PDF documents for printing. When
you flatten a PDF document, it is no longer interactive.
For example, your application requires users to fill in a PDF
form. After they fill out the form, you want to archive it and make
sure it cannot be modified. Use the transformPDF operation to convert
the PDF form to a non-interactive form PDF document.
If you provide a flat PDF document as the input for this service,
an error is returned that the PDF is already flat. However, if the
input document contains both interactive and flat elements, the
transformPDF service converts the pages corresponding to the interactive
PDF without alerting about the flat PDF.
When want to convert a PDF document to a PDF/A
document, use the Convert to PDF/A operation
operation from the DocConverter
The toPDFA operation is fully compliant for converting a PDF document
containing a digital signature to a PDF/A document.
For information about the General and Route Evaluation property
groups, see Common operation properties.
Properties to specify the output and PDF conversion options.
Input PDF Document
A document value
that represents a PDF form to convert.
If you provide a literal
value, clicking the ellipsis button opens
the Select an Asset dialog box. (See About Select Asset.)
A TransformationFormat value
that specifies the format that the document is rendered to.
you provide a literal value, select one of these values:
- A non-interactive PDF document is created.
- A non-interactive PDF/A document is created. PDF/A documents
are used for archiving purposes and based on ISO standard 19005-1.
It also embeds all the fonts and turns off compression. If you select
this value, provide values for the PDF/A Revision Number and PDF/A
PDF/A Revision Number
(Optional) An int value
that represents the revision number of the specification. This value
is always 1.
(Reserved for future) Do not use. A string value
that represents the amendment number and year separated by a colon.
A PDFAConformance value
that specifies the conformance level with the PDF/A-1 specification
to use. Conformance levels indicate how a PDF document adheres to
the electronic document preservation requirements for archival and
If you provide a literal value, select
one of these values:
- (Default) Level A conformance specifies complete conformance
with ISO-19005-1:2005. The PDF file is generated by using PDF 1.4
and all colors are converted to either CMYK or RGB. These PDF files
can be opened in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 5.0 and later.
- Level B conformance specifies minimal compliance with ISO-19005-1:2005. The
PDF file is generated with all fonts embedded, the appropriate PDF bounding
boxes specified, and colors as CMYK or spot colors, or both. Compliant files
must contain information describing the printing condition they
are prepared for. PDF files created with PDF/X-1a compliance can
be opened in Acrobat 4.0 and Adobe Reader 4.0 and later.
Property to represent the output PDF document.
Output PDF Document
The location in the process model to save
the converted PDF document. The data type is document.