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Creating PDF/A Documents with Microsoft Word 2007

Click "Save As" and select "PDF or XPS":
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The "Publish As" window is displayed. Click the Options button; in the Options window, click the checkbox for "ISO 19005-1 Compliant (PDF/A)":

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Click the OK button to return to the “Publish As” window. Click the Publish button to save the PDF/A file.

Using the Adobe PDFMaker plugin

In Word 2007, click the Acrobat tab and "Preferences":
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In older versions of Word, select "Change Conversion Settings" from the Adobe PDF menu:
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The "Acrobat PDFMaker" window is displayed.
  1. In the "Conversion Settings" drop-down, select PDF/A-1b:2005 (RGB) ["PDF/A-1b:2005 (CMYK)" is also acceptable].
  2. Check the box for Create PDF/A-1a:2005 compliant file.
  3. Click the OK button.
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Thereafter, any PDF you create with Word will be in PDF/A format.

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