A pdfa file extension is related to PDF (Portable Document Format)  developed by Adobe.

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PDFA file extension - PDF/A document file

What is pdfa file? How to open pdfa files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The pdfa is associated with PDF file format (Portable Document Format) developed by Adobe, but its not an actual file extension. PDF/A is a subset of PDF, formalized in ISO 19005-1:2005 standard.

The default software associated to open pdfa file:

Adobe Acrobat icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat is fully featured document solution that works with PDF format and is able of both opening and editing of existing PDF documents, or creating new ones from scratch. Acrobat DC is the last version after Acrobat XI. You can purchase it as standalone desktop software. 

Adobe Acrobat Reader icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (formerly Adobe Acrobat Reader or Reader X) is a PDF documents viewer-only software from Adobe.

Adobe Acrobat for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Acrobat for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Much like its Windows counterpart, the Mac version of Adobe Acrobat is software used view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in PDF document file format. Acrobat is available in three editions - Acrobat XI Pro, Acrobat XI Standard and Acrobat XI Suite as well as part of Creative Cloud.

Help how to open:

Use Adobe Acrobat and other tools to open *.pdfa files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools are able to export *.pdfa files to other formats.

Find conversions from pdfa file:

pdfa to pdfx

Find converter to pdfa file type:

pdfx to pdfa

List of software applications associated to the .pdfa file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pdfa file, edit pdfa file, convert pdfa file, view pdfa file, play pdfa file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pdfa files.

Software that open pdfa file - PDF/A document file

Programs supporting the exension pdfa on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pdfa file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pdfa file by default:
Adobe Acrobat small icon Adobe Acrobat
Other suggested software:
Nitro Pro small icon Nitro Pro

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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