Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To
Create a PDF/A document from a LaTeX document (eThesis)
A common way of creating PDF documents is by converting another document format into a PDF. This option has the inherent advantages of both creating a fully searchable PDF from the beginning, as well as generating a finished PDF with an optimally small file size.
eTheses must be submitted in PDF/A format.
PDF/A documents are PDFs that follow a new standard for archiving electronic documents. They are self-contained for long-term reproducibility. The practical difference between creating a PDF and a PDF/A document is that the conversion settings should be “PDF/A-1b:2005 (CMYK)” or “PDF/A-1b:2005 (RGB)”. Also, all fonts must be embedded in the document and no additional security features are allowed.