PDF2PDFA overview

PDF2PDFA Converter

Convert PDF or ZIP to PDF / A-1b, 2b, 3b or ZUGFeRD documents. ZIP can contain multiple files with folder structure, attachments, and ZUGFeRD XML. Multithreaded parallel processing, bug reports. Available as a command line, folder monitor or REST / SOAP web service application.

PDF2PDFA Validator

To validate PDF or ZIP in PDF / A-1b, 2b, 3b or ZUGFeRD documents. ZIP can contain multiple files with folder structure, attachments, and ZUGFeRD XML. Multithreaded parallel processing, bug reports. Available as a command line, folder monitor or REST / SOAP web service application.

ZUGFeRD 2.1.1

For PDF / A-3b and thus also for ZUGFeRD documents, it is possible to embed additional file attachments directly into the PDF and thus use the PDF file as a data container for the transfer or archiving of the attachments. The ZUGFeRD XML file must be present.

XRechnungs profile

Not only does it meet the requirements of the European standard EN16931, it also includes the national business rules and administrative provisions of the German XRechnung standard.

File Structure

The ZIP folder structure can also be used for output. This creates the same folder structure in the destinationfolder as it exists in the ZIP.


Option for the max. number of parallel converter processes. This limits the use of resources.

More about PDF/A

Versions and other functions

Conversion to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b.
Conversion to PDF/A-1a, 2a, 3a.
ZUGFeRD – level (BASIC, COMFORT, EXTENDED) configurable.

Information: PDFBlog | YouTube

PDF / A – The PDF for archiving
PDF / A is the name for the ISO standard 19005 and defines a standard document format for the long-term archiving of electronic documents. The standard specifies which PDF functions must be included or which must not be used to archive documents in the long term.

The PDF / A standard
Important: The PDF / A standard is “constructive” – if a document is PDF / A-1 compliant it is automatically covered by the PDF / A-2 and PDF / A-3 standard – the higher standards allow more PDF functions. You agree the required level and standard to the required and desired functions.

PDF / A-3
With PDF / A Level 3 it is now possible to embed any files and documents in the PDF / A. This can be combined for archiving a PDF / A file for searching, viewing and printing the original digital file. The embedded files can be extracted from the PDF at any time.

PDF/A in a Nutshell – Overview PDF/A Standard from PDF Association (PDF)

You can easily buy our products in our WebShop. (MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, SOFORT and invoice for companies with valid UstID / UID)

Of course you can also inquire directly and get an offer from us for your order.

The products are installed as a DEMO version at the workplace and can be tested with all functions for 30 days. Afterwards, the software must be activated as a full version, otherwise a DEMO stamp will be applied to the generated documents.

The products are licensed according to your order for the workstation, terminal server or server.

The licenses are tied to the workplace where it was activated first. Licenses can be transferred.

When you purchase a full license, you will receive access data from the ProductActivationManager and activate your DEMO version as a full version. The activation key is called via a server installed in our house and accessible via the Internet.

Product Activation

You can activate the products by clicking the user interface on the button “Activate” in the “Info” or “About” or start the Product Activation Manager directly via Start | Programs | Your Product | Product Activation Manager.

Activate Application: ONLINE (Video: PAM – ONLINE Activation)

Activate the product with user ID and password. Select the Application (left side) and then “Activate Application”. You will be prompted for user ID and password and then see all the remaining free licenses to choose from. Select one and click “OK” – Activation Complete! This variant requires an internet connection!

Please note that the licenses are hardware bound. The use on another computer is possible only through a prior release (MOVE) of the already activated licenses.

Move license (to new PC) (Video: PAM – MOVE License)

This option allows to transfer a license to a different PC. Input of UserID und Passwort is necessary! Product will remain as demo version on your PC.

OLD PC: ProductActivationManager | select license | „Move License“ Button | Username / Password | OK

NEW PC: ProductActivationManager | select application | „Activate Application“ Button | Username / Password | select license | OK




V 1.3.5 Download

PDF to PDFA converter, MS-Windows service with folder monitoring


V 1.2.15 Download

PDF to PDFA converter, command line application


V 1.1.16 Download

PDF to PDFA converter, MS-Windows service with REST / SOAP web service


V 1.1.1 Download

interactive application to generate PDF / A (ZUGFeRD) files

Can be used as a 30-day DEMO after downloading! With a license to the full version. License variants Output format PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2 + 3b or PDF/A-3b ZUGFeRD. Requires administrator rights for the installation! For ZUGFeRD output the XML file must be present.

As of version 1.1.0, PDF files can now also be converted to PDF/A-1a, 2a and 3a. It should be noted, however, that not every PDF file can be converted and that an automatic conversion is only possible or only meaningful if the input file already contains the required structure information/tags. ★ see Blog

Please note Windows service – access to network resources – what should be considered? ★ Information in PDFBlog



V 1.2.0 Download

Free add-on, folder monitoring for PDF2PDFA-CS


V 1.3.0 Download

Free add-on, folder monitoring for PDF2PDFA-CS


Choose the right product


from EUR 790,-
  • Converts PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD and XRechnung formats.


from EUR 120,-
  • Converts PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD and XRechnung formats. (Workstation License)


from EUR 790,-
  • Converts PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD and XRechnung formats. (Server License)


from EUR 990,-
  • Converts PDF to PDF/A-1b, 2b, 3b and ZUGFeRD and XRechnung formats.


ab EUR 90,-
  • Interactive application to create PDF / A (ZUGFeRD and XRechnung) files

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