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Setting PDF file versions

Suggest edit Updated on December 1, 2021
Applicable to Theme Cosmos applications

Align the format of the files in your application with the needs of your business. Use this setting to define what type of PDF files your application generates, and manage the tradeoffs between better accessibility (PDF/UA standard) and stability in long-term storage (PDFA/1-b standard).

Note: The default setting for files produced by Pega applications is PDF/UA, which is the ISO standard for accessible PDFs.
  1. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, click Records.
  2. Expand the Data Model category, and then click Data Transform.
  3. Open the pyPDFSettings data transform.
  4. On the Definition tab, in the param.pyPDFFormat field, define the PDF version:
    • To use the general PDF version, enter PDF.
    • To use the PDFA/1-b standard for long-term file storage, enter PDFA.
    • To use the PDF/UA standard that enhances accessibility, enter PDFUA.
What to do next: Discover more about creating PDF files in the following article:
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