Step 3: Export to PDF - PDF/A

Below you can find the description of the export to PDF format keys of the abbyyocr11 utility.

PDF export parameters

--pdfScenario

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The scenario of export to PDF / PDF/A format.
  • This settings have control compression rate and export speed.
Key Parameters Default
-pfs Balanced
MaxSpeed
MaxQuality
MinSize
Balanced
- -pdfScenario

Illustration screenshot made on a Laptop (2012) Quad i7-3720QM, 2,6 GHz, Windows 7, 16 GB RAM, 64 bit; FineReader Engine 11 R1 - Std. sample files that are included in the sample that comes with the Windows SDK. Note: The CLI tool offers the the functionality via parameters, but without a GUI; speed and recognition results of course vary on the document type, recognition language, image quality and used hardware.

--pdfaComplianceMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies if the result PDF file should conform to one of PDF/A standards.
Key Parameters Default
-pacm None
Pdfa_1a
Pdfa_1b
Pdfa_2a
Pdfa_2u
Pdfa_3a
Pdfa_3u
None
- -pdfaComplianceMode

--pdfTextExportMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the mode of export of recognized text into PDF (PDF/A) format.
Key Parameters Default
-ptem ImageOnly
ImageOnText
TextOnImage
TextOnly
TextWithPictures
- -pdfTextExportMode

--pdfMRCMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the mode of using Mixed Raster Content for output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pmm Always
Auto
Disable
Auto
- -pdfMRCMode

--pdfColority

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Allows you to keep the original colors in the output PDF (PDF/A) file or save it in gray or black and white.
Key Parameters Default
-pfc ForceToBw
ForceToGray
KeepColority
- -pdfColority

--pdfDontCorrectColorDepth

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The color depth of the document will not be corrected.
Key Parameters Default
-pdccd no
- -pdfDontCorrectColorDepth

--pdfResolution

  • Specifies the picture resolution in dpi that is used for exporting pictures into PDF (PDF/A) format.
Key Parameters Default
-pfr picture resolution in dpi 300
- -pdfResolution

--pdfResolutionType

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Defines how to use the value of specified resolution
Key Parameters Default
-prt Desired
Exact
Source
Desired
- -pdfResolutionType

PDF export features

--pdfFontEmbeddingMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies whether fonts should be embedded during export to PDF (PDF/A).
Key Parameters Default
-pfem Auto
DontEmbed
Embed
Auto
- -pdfFontEmbeddingMode

--pdfWriteTaggedPDFMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies if the recognized text should be exported to tagged PDF
Key Parameters Default
-pwtm Auto
DontWrite
Write
Auto
- -pdfWriteTaggedPDFMode

--pdfReplaceUncertainWordsWithImage

  • Uncertainly recognized words will be replaced with their images during export to PDF (PDF/A) format.
Key Parameters Default
-pruw no
- -pdfReplaceUncertainWordsWithImage

--pdfDontWriteRunningTitles

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The running titles will not be saved to the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwrt no
- -pdfDontWriteRunningTitles
  • The hyperlinks will not be written to the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwl no
- -pdfDontWriteLinks

--pdfDontWriteSourceOutline

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The outline of the source PDF file will not be written to the output file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwso no
- -pdfDontWriteSourceOutline

--pdfWriteSourceAttachments

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The attachments from the original PDF file will be written to the output file.
  • This option is ignored if the original file was not PDF.
  • The attachments can be saved only when exporting to PDF/A-3 or non-PDF/A-compliant PDF (when the -pacm option is used with None, Pdfa_3a or Pdfa_3u parameters).
Key Parameters Default
-pdwsa no
- -pdfWriteSourceAttachments

--pdfEnableLinearization

  • A linear PDF file will be created so that it can be faster served and displayed when submitted via HTTP
  • Note: The key does not work in the CLI Release 6. The issue will be fixed in the next maintenance release.
Key Parameters Default
-pel no
- -pdfEnableLinearization

--pdfVersion

  • Update CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the version of the PDF (PDF/A) file. The version should not conflict with the specified export parameters.
  • Example: Encryption of the file is not allowed in PDF/A – so do not combine this 2 features.
Key Parameters Default
-pfv Auto
Version13
Version14
Version15
Version16
Version17
Auto
- -pdfVersion

--pdfWriteXmpMetadataMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies whether document content information should be written to XMP data of the PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pwxm Auto
DontWrite
Write
Auto
- - pdfWriteXmpMetadataMode

PDF paper size parameters

--pdfPaperHeight

  • Specifies paper height in twips (1/1440 of inch)
Key Parameters Default
-pph page height in twips height of an A4 page
- -pdfPaperHeight

--pdfPaperWidth

  • Specifies paper width in twips (1/1440 of inch).
Key Parameters Default
-ppw page width in twips width of an A4 page
- -pdfPaperWidth

--pdfPaperSizeMode

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies how the paper size should be selected during export of the recognized text into output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-ppsm AutoFlexible
AutoFixed
ImageSize
SynthesisSize
UserDefined
ImageSize
- -pdfPaperSizeMode

PDF document content info writing parameters

--pdfDontWriteAuthor

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The author of the document will not be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwa no
- -pdfDontWriteAuthor

--pdfDontWriteCreator

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The creator of the document will not be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwc no
- -pdfDontWriteCreator

--pdfDontWriteKeywords

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The keywords will not be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwk no
- -pdfDontWriteKeywords

--pdfWriteProducer

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The producer of the document will be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pwp no
- -pdfWriteProducer

--pdfDontWriteSubject

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The subject of the document will not be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdws no
- -pdfDontWriteSubject

--pdfDontWriteTitle

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The title of the document will not be written into the output PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pdwt no
- -pdfDontWriteTitle

PDF picture compression parameters

--pdfBwPictureFormats

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the image format to be used when saving a PDF (PDF/A) file with embedded black-and-white pictures.
Key Parameters Default
-pbpf Space-separated combination of the following constants:
Auto
CCITT4
JBIG2
JBIG2Lossless
Auto
- -pdfBwPictureFormats

--pdfColorPictureFormats

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the image format to be used when saving a PDF (PDF/A) file with embedded color pictures.
Key Parameters Default
-pcpf Space-separated combination of the following constants:
Auto
J2K
Jpeg
LZW
Zip
Auto
- -pdfColorPictureFormats

--pdfGrayPictureFormats

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the image format to be used when saving a PDF (PDF/A) file with embedded gray pictures.
Key Parameters Default
-pgpf Space-separated combination of the following constants:
Auto
J2K
Jpeg
LZW
Zip
Auto
- -pdfGrayPictureFormats

--pdfEnableSharpenFilter

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The image will be additionally sharpened.
Key Parameters Default
-pesf no
- -pdfEnableSharpenFilter

--pdfJpegQuality

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the JPEG quality in percent for pictures embedded in a PDF (PDF/A) file.
Key Parameters Default
-pjq JPEG quality in percent 45
- -pdfJpegQuality

--enableInterpolationMode

  • Specifies if the output PDF document supports image interpolation in PDF viewers.
    Note: This option is not suitable for PDF/A formats as they require that the interpolation is turned off.
Key Parameters Default
-peinm Yes
No
Auto
Auto
- -enableInterpolationMode

PDF Mixed Raster Content (MRC) parameters

--pdfColorMaskDownSampling

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the down sampling rate of the color mask during export to a PDF (PDF/A) file with Mixed Raster Content.
Key Parameters Default
-pcmds down sampling rate of the color mask 4
- -pdfColorMaskDownSampling

--pdfMonochromeText

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The recognized text will be exported as monochrome.
Key Parameters Default
-pmt no
- -pdfMonochromeText

--pdfTextColor

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the text color in monochrome mode. The int value is calculated from the RGB triplet using the formula: (red value) + (256 x green value) + (65536 x blue value).
Key Parameters Default
-ptc int value of the text color 0
(black)
- -pdfTextColor

--pdfDontKeepBackground

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The original background will not be saved during export to a PDF (PDF/A) file with Mixed Raster Content.
Key Parameters Default
-pdkb no
- -pdfDontKeepBackground

--pdfBackgroundColor

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the background color. The int value is calculated from the RGB triplet using the formula: (red value) + (256 x green value) + (65536 x blue value).
Key Parameters Default
-pbc int value of the background color -1
(automatic detection)
- -pdfBackgroundColor

--pdfBackgroundDownSampling

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • Specifies the down sampling rate of the background.
Key Parameters Default
-pbds down sampling rate of the background 2
- -pdfBackgroundDownSampling

--pdfDontPicturesInBackground

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The pictures will not be considered as a part of the background.
Key Parameters Default
-pdpib no
- -pdfDontPicturesInBackground

--useBwImageAsTextMask

  • New CLI 11 R1
  • The binarized image will be used as MRC text mask. This option is recommended for originally black-and-white printed documents with handwritten notes, stamps etc.
Key Parameters Default
-pubwitm no
- -useBwImageAsTextMask

--assignPDFLayersToMrcPlanes

  • New CLI 11 R6
  • This key manages the availability of PDF layers in the output PDF file. If the key is used, PDF layers are assigned to MRC image planes. When viewing such document in a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) it is possible to choose which layers to view.
  • This key is only taken into account for image-only and image-on-text PDF files.
Key Parameters Default
-papltmp no
- -assignPDFLayersToMrcPlanes
  • Note. Full keys are marked by italic.

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