[pdftex] pdftex compliance..

Y&Y Support support at yandy.com
Sun Aug 5 11:11:55 CEST 2001

At 13:43 2001-08-05 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
>On 2001-08-04 18:19:47 -0400, K. R. Subramanian wrote:
> > This is with regard to doing NSF proposals using pdflatex. Is the following
> > from NSF Fastlane Help Desk
> > true? I would have thought that using conversion tools to go from 
> dvi-ps-pdf
>PDF compliance is normally tested by putting the PDF through some
>PDF comsuming application, i.e. normally Adobe Acrobat or through
>a PDF normalizer. I know of no problems the current pdfTeX causes
>there, although some PDF RIPs have problems with PDF produced by

You can, however, see how they would be nervous about that,
given that PDF produced by pdfTeX could not be printed
from Acrobat Reader 5.0 to a PostScript printer.  This is the
kind of issue they are concerned about.

There have been other such problems with other PDF
generating software in the past (except with Distiller).

> > > if you are using it you should be very careful to test the printing 
> of your
> > > entire proposal as it can cause concatenation errors when we attempt 
> to put
> > > the entire proposal together.  Thank you.
>Could they elaborate on this? Sounds like a problem with the
>RIP when imposing PDFs...


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