[texhax] generating PDF/A files

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Sep 10 16:14:16 CEST 2008

Posted this to the LyX list, but thought it should be archived here so  
it would be easier to find.

Since pdflatex can't insert .pdf tags (or is there a package for  
this?), you need to certify against pdf/A-1b:

- Open the file in Adobe Acrobat
- Save File As and choose as Format: PDF/A
- choose pdf/a-1b in the pop-up
- quit Acrobat
- re-open the file
- preflight (successfully) as PDF/A-1b

That said, I also posted a message to the dvipdfmx list, hoping to  
stir up some effort in doing this more directly --- does anyone know  
if it's on the radar for luatex?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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