Input formats and output PDF formats

Following table provides a list of all the input file formats supported by KFXConverter and the respective output (PDF or PDF/A) formats.

Input file formats

Output PDF formats

Output PDF/A formats

DOC, DOCX, DOT, DOTX, ODT, DOCM

PDF 1.5

PDFA1a

PDFA1b

PDFA2a

PDFA2b

PDFA2u

PDFA3a

PDFA3b

PDFA3u

XLS, XSLX, XLM, XLT, XLTX, XLSB, XLAM, CSV, ODS , TSV

PDF 1.4

PPT, PPTX, PPTM, POTX, ODP

PDF 1.5

MHT file

PDF 1.5

HTML, HTM

PDF 1.5

PDF-1.2 to PDF-1.7

Not supported

TXT, LOG

PDF 1.5

VCF

PDF 1.5

If the content of the input PDF file does not meet the criteria to be converted to the required PDF/A format, the format of the output PDF/A may be downgraded. For example:

  • If the input file contains text that is not extractable and the output is configured to PDF/A-2u, the actual output will be downgraded to PDF/A­2b.

  • If the input does not contain logical structure information (that is, tagging) and the output is configured to PDF/A­1a, the actual output will be downgraded to PDF/A­1b.

This applies only to the files which are convertible to a PDF/A complaint file.

The following table summarizes the configured output in KC Plug-In, the expected PDF/A format of the output file, and the actual PDF/A format of the output file based on the contents of the input file.

Input PDF version Configured PDF/A format for output Expected PDF/A format of output Actual PDF/A format of output in case of downgrade Output PDF version
PDF version 1.3

PDF version 1.5

PDF version 1.6

PDF version 1.7

PDF version 1.8

PDF/A-1a PDF/A-1a PDF/A-1b 1.4
PDF/A-1b PDF/A-1b PDF/A-1b 1.4
PDF/A-2a PDF/A-2a PDF/A-2u 1.7
PDF/A-2b PDF/A-2b PDF/A-2b 1.7
PDF/A-2u PDF/A-2u PDF/A-2u 1.7
PDF/A-3a PDF/A-3a PDF/A-3u 1.7
PDF/A-3b PDF/A-3b PDF/A-3u 1.7
PDF/A-3u PDF/A-3u PDF/A-3u 1.7