[pdftex] Problem with hyperref to create a PDF/A
darfguard-latex at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 30 21:47:04 CET 2008
I'm glad someone else is working on creating PDF/A files using LaTeX!
On Jan 18 I asked a question regarding that and got no reply, but I
do have good news for you. My old message is "Setting annotation
flags in links created by hyperref".
Acrobat Prof. 8 expects a particular Annotation Flag, "Print", to be
set for every link in your original file. What this means for the non-
experts (like me) is that for each link, the string "/F 4" should
appear in the appropriate part of the file.
(4 isn't the only number that works. Any number whose binary
representation has a 1 in the 3rd least significant bit should work.)
***The official solution***
On 2007-10-29 Heiko Oberdiek added the ability to set these flags in
the hyperref package. But I have not been able to get it to work. (See
my old message). If anyone is kind enough to try guide me, I can tell
them what I have figured out from the hyperref.dtx file.
***My dirty workaround***
Hack the hyperref.sty file to hard code the flag definition, at least
until the official solution makes it to the manual. For this:
Back up hyperref.sty
Search for "/Border[\@pdfborder]%" (no quotes)
You should get only one hit, that looks like this:
Insert the string "/F 4 " (no quotes, notice the space AFTER 4) before
that line, so the block reads
> /F 4
Generate a PDF using pdftex. (I don't know if a Postscript file will
work, probably not). The PDF file is valid (I think), but not PDF/A
Use Acrobat Prof. 8 to generate a valid PDF/A from the PDF file.
I hope this helps you while the official solution is workable.
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