[OS X TeX] PDF Compatibility?
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Apr 2 03:48:50 CEST 2010
On Apr 1, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2010, at 7:10 PM, Sam Bradley wrote:
>> I am writing a biography of my mother using TexShop 2.33 running on an iMac with OS X 10.6.3 operating system. I am wanting to formally publish the resulting document using the Blurb micropublishing web site. They are telling me that they accept PDF files submitted in PDF/X-3:2002 format set with Acrobat 4 (PDF1.3) compatibility.
>> I have no idea how to confirm that TexShop compiles my .tex file to this resulting .pdf file format. Any ideas? Thanks. Sam.....
>> Sam Bradley
>> Vicksburg, MS
>> sam.bradley at me.com
> By default pdflatex produces pdf1.4 (in TeX Live 2010 it will be pdf1.5) but you should be able to tell pdflatex to make pdf1.3 compliant code by putting the line
> in the preamble of the document.
> I believe that latex(+dvips+distiller) uses ps2pdf13 as the distiller by default which also produced pdf1.3 compliant code.
After you have a pdf1.3 document as output, you can open it in Preview and Save As, choosing the Quartz filter "Create Generic PDF/X3 Document". The result should satisfy the requirements, assuming you have embedded all fonts in the pdf.
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