[pdftex] "Linearized hint data" problem

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 20 03:29:22 CEST 2003

>>>>> "Bob" == Jennifer Howlett <rhowlett at mail.usyd.edu.au> writes:

    > An example of a problem file can be found at
    > http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au:8000/u/maryp/m1005/t02s.pdf

It works perfectly for me.  I don't get any error message with Acrobat
Reader 5.06 under Linux.

    > A colleague of mine uses LaTeX+dvips+AFPL Ghostscript 7.04

I'm quite amazed that you had been able to produce linearized PDF
with such an old version of gs at all.

Maybe you are better done with a newer version, the latest is 8.11.

But be careful, the meaning of the option -dSAFER has been changed
which causes some trouble with applications using gs, such as gv.

A simple workaround is to rename gs-->gs7.04, install a newer gs,
rename it to, say gs8.11, and make gs a symlink to one of the files.
This way you can switch between the two versions more or less

BTW., you might be disappointed that there is no free tool which is
able to linearize PDFs perfectly.  On the other hand, all the PDFs I
couldn't print had been linearized by "professional" programs (mainly
from Adobe).  It seems that even the inventors of linearized PDF are
not able to provide the software needed to produce them.


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