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PDF/A is one of the best formats to archive my documents.

What Linux software would allow me to scan documents to PDF/A ?

A PNG→PDF/A or TIFF→PDF/A tool would be fine too.

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If document images (no ocr) is acceptable, then use xsane to scan to postscript files and use ghostscript to concatenate the postscript files. Convert the resulting .ps to PDF/A using ghostscript, using these instructions (mirror).

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    Great :-D I will scan to postscript with SANE and then convert to PDF/A using the -dPDFA option of ghostscript. I don't need OCR indeed. Commented Jun 10, 2010 at 1:45
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The program called 'gscan2pdf' scans directly to pdf, and if your scanner has a document feeder, it will automatically combine the multiple pages into a single pdf file. It can also run ocr software on each page of the scans, and perform alignment/corrections when needed.

In ubuntu, you can find it under 'Applications->Graphics'. If it's not there, then you can install it with 'System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager', with a quick search for 'gscan2pdf'.

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    I was asking for PDF/A. I already have gscan2pdf, it can't do PDF/A Commented Jun 10, 2010 at 1:41
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You can use XSane, you select multipage scan and you'll get a option to save to PDF.

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    I was asking for PDF/A specifically. XSane does not do PDF/A Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 9:11

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