[pdftex] pdftex compliance..

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Aug 6 10:48:51 CEST 2001

At 01:43 PM 8/5/2001 +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
> > > 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...

I wonder how many printing houses depend on acrobat tools for ripping or 
preparations. Plug ins like crackerjack have their own export filters and 
as far as i can see handle old pdftex output well.

Also, later this week / next week i want to do some tests with pdf/x 
compliance of pdftex.


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