...thx for quick reply...my q is really about whether (through OLE Automation, JSObject, or just by simply opening up the Script Debugger window) the initial banner (pictured below) can be disposed of;
Obviously setting the preference for read-only opening of PDF/A to 'never' is one way of ensuring this banner never appears, but can I get rid (i.e. remove the PDF/A compliance & corresponding XMP props from the document) it any other way ? I thought there might be some command which could be executed in code which would achieve exactly the same effect as a simple mouse click...
the reason for doing this is that once it is remove, I can then execute script (locally or remotely) to perform a preflight conversion according to another PDF profile;
There is a way using Preflight to remove the PDF/A compliance indicator, but to do so you'd still have to disable the user preference in order for Acrobat to allow the change.
thanks George...really appreciate the clarification;