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Export date: Wed May 22 8:59:16 2024 / +0000 GMT

veraPDF policy checking

veraPDF-logo-600-300x149The veraPDF software is capable of more than just PDF/A validation. veraPDF also provides a policy checker capable of carrying out custom PDF document checks beyond the scope of PDF/A validation. Examples of custom checks include highlighting the use of particular fonts or image formats, enforcing population of metadata fields or limiting the number of pages in a document. In this webinar we'll be:

  • Giving a demonstration of the policy checker.

  • Providing a brief, non-technical overview of the supporting technologies: XML Schematron, XPath and XQuery.

  • Helping you to get started with the policy checker, showing how to report issues and get help.

Finally, we will be outlining our future development plans for the policy checker, and we'll wrap up with a question and answer session.

To read more about veraPDF policy checking, see the documentation page:


Session Leads:

  • Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation

  • Boris Doubrov, Dual Lab


Recording and slides:

View here the veraPDF policy checking recording (MP4).

Download here the veraPDF policy checking slides (PDF).


About veraPDF:

The veraPDF consortium ( is funded by the PREFORMA project ( PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme. The project's main aim is to address the challenge of implementing standardised file formats for preserving digital objects in the long term, giving memory institutions full control over the acceptance and management of preservation files into digital repositories.