[OS X TeX] how do I update pdflatex?

Tico Ballagas ballagas at cs.rwth-aachen.de
Fri Sep 24 17:37:35 CEST 2004


Thanks Felix-

That fixed the compilation.  However, there still seems to be a problem 
with reading the images themselves.  They appear off-centered in the 
output file (this is only true for the pdf 1.5 figures, other figures 
appear fine).  When a colleague of mine uses Miktex to build the same 
file, the figures appear correctly.    Any ideas?

-Tico

On Sep 24, 2004, at 4:34 PM, Felix Grasser wrote:

> Tico Ballagas wrote:
>
>> Hello-
>>
>> I'm having trouble including pdf images in my tex file.   Here is the 
>> error that I'm getting:
>>
>> [4 <./figures/PointAndShoot.pdf, page is rotated 90 degrees> 
>> <./figures/VisualC
>> ode-CoordinateSystem.pdf>]Error: PDF version 1.5 -- xpdf supports 
>> version 1.4 (continuing anyway)
>>
>> Error: /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex 
>> (file figures
>> /InteractionTechnique.pdf): pdf inclusion: found pdf version <1.5>, 
>> but at most
>>  version <1.4> allowed
>>  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!
>>
>> It looks as if my pdflatex binary is out of date.  How do I go about 
>> updating this?  I browsed through the i-Installer installations and 
>> was completely unsuccessful.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> -Tico
>>
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> Hi Tico,
>
> I am resending something I had sent to the list a little while ago - I 
> think it should answer your problem.
>
> The following workaround is based on a windows Miktex machine, but I 
> have implemented it at home on my mac as well. You will just have to 
> locate the corresponding file in the tetex hierarchy.
>
> Add the line "pdf_minorversion 5" to the file 
> "...\texmf\pdftex\config\pdftex.cfg" (substitute path with applicable 
> path on mac). The compilation should execute without error. Not that 
> the pdf file generated is still the same but the number accessible in 
> "document properties" in acrobat is now 1.5 instead of 1.4.
>
> You can find more info at the below websites:
> http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2003-October/004654.html
> http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/NEWS
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Felix
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