Select the PDF/A saving format if you want to create a
PDF-document with full-text search capabilities that maintains
visual quality or a document to be stored in an archive.
To save your text in PDF/A:
Click File>Save Document As>PDF/A
Document or the Save button on the main toolbar. Click the arrow next to the
Save button and choose a saving format from the list. If
there is no suitable format in the list, click Save to Other
Formats…, and, in the dialog box that opens, select the desired
Tip. Additional saving options are available in the
Options dialog box: select Tools>Options…,
click the Save tab, and then click the PDF/A tab.
The saving options on this tab are grouped into the following
From the Default paper size drop-down list, choose the
paper size to be used for saving in PDF format.
Depending on how you are planning to use your electronic
document, select one of the best option below:
Text and pictures only
This option saves only the recognized text and the associated
pictures. The page will be fully searchable and the size of the PDF
file will be small. The appearance of the resulting document may
slightly differ from the original.
Text over the page image
This option saves the background and pictures of the original
document and places the recognized text over them. Usually, this
PDF type requires more disk space than Text and pictures
only. The resulting PDF document is fully searchable. In some
cases, the appearance of the resulting document may slightly differ
from the original.
Text under the page image
This option saves the entire page image as a picture and places the
recognized text underneath. Use this option to create a fully
searchable document that looks virtually the same as the
Page image only
This option saves the exact image of the page. This type of PDF
document will be virtually indistinguishable from the original but
the file will not be searchable.
Depending on the save mode you select, some of the following
options will become available:
Retain text and background colors Select this option
to retain the font color and background when saving in PDF.
Keep headers and footers
Preserves headers and footers in the output document.
Enable Tagged PDF (compatible with Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and
Select this option to add PDF tags into the output PDF document.
Apart from text and pictures, PDF files can contain information
about the document structure such as logical parts, pictures, and
tables. This information is encoded in PDF tags. A PDF file
equipped with PDF tags may be reflowed to fit different screen
sizes and will display well on handheld devices.
Important! If your recognized document contains text in
Hebrew or Yiddish, you cannot create a tagged PDF file.
Use Mixed Raster Content
Select this option to retain the visual quality of the text and the
pictures in a highly compressed document.
Select this option if you wish to create a table of contents from
the document headings.
The resulting file may be quite large if your text contains a
lot of pictures or if you choose to save the page image together
with the recognized text. To adjust the size of the resulting file
and the quality of the pictures, select one of the options from the
Image settings drop-down list:
Best quality (source image resolution)
Select this option to retain the quality of the pictures or the
page image. The original resolution of the source image will be
Select this option to reduce the size of the PDF file while keeping
the quality of the pictures or page image at a reasonably high
Select this option to obtain a small-sized PDF file. The resolution
of the pictures and page image will be reduced to 150 dpi,
affecting their quality.
Select this option to make your own picture and page image settings
in the Custom Picture Settings dialog box.
Tip. If you do not want to save pictures in the
recognized text, make sure the Keep pictures option is not