Objective

Control the Acrobat preference for viewing documents in PDF/A mode using registry key, so that the settings can be deployed on multiple machines.

PDF/A View Mode

Environment

Windows
Acrobat DC

Steps

The registry key iPDFAPolicy controls the preference for viewing documents in PDF/A View mode.

Registry Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\(product name)\(version) \AVDisplay\]

DWORD: iPDFAPolicy

Possible values of this key include:

  • 0: Sets the value to Never
  • 1: Leaves the field Blank
  • 2: Sets the value to Only for PDF/A documents

You can export the AVDisplay registry key and use it to deploy this preference on other machines.

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