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You may see some of these conversion options, depending on what kind of file you’re
PDF/A-1b. (FileCenter Professional only). Select this option to create a PDF/A-compatible file.
PDF/A is an archival-quality PDF intended for long-term storage. Some government agencies
require the PDF/A format.
Note: PDF/A does not support the full range of PDF features. You should not modify a PDF/A
file or you might introduce elements that aren’t compatible with PDF/A. PDF/A will also
produce larger file sizes.
Use Image Size as PDF Page Size. When you’re converting from an image file to PDF, FileCenter
needs to know what size to make the PDF pages. You have two options: select a specific page
size, or base the page size on the size of the original image.
If you select Use Image Size as PDF Page Size, FileCenter will make the PDF the same size as the
original image based on its dimensions and resolution.
The Force Image DPI option then lets you optionally specify the image’s resolution, which will in
turn affect its scale. Resolution is given in dots per inch. For example, assume an image is 400
pixels wide by 300 pixels tall. If you put the DPI as 100, your resulting PDF will be 4” x 3”.
Important: Most images already contain a setting with their ideal DPI. To use the image’s
default DPI, set Force Image DPI to 0. Only use the Force Image DPI setting if you want to make
the PDF page size larger or smaller.
Specify a Default Page Size. Instead of basing the PDF size on the size of the orginal image, you
can force the PDF to specific page size. Note that FileCenter will scale the image to fit within the
Force PDFs as Black and White. When you’re converting from an image file to PDF, you can
force color images to come over as black-and-white images. Some users prefer black-and-white
PDFs because they’re smaller.
Date/Time Stamp. Normally when you convert a file, its Windows <em>Date Modified</em>
timestamp will get updated to the current date/time. If you’d rather preserve the file’s original
timestamp, select Original Date/Time.
PDF Compression. The compression settings control how your scanned images will be
comressed if you scan to PDF. Most users will get the best compression if they use JBIG when