[pdftex] [tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Jan 19 12:23:17 CET 2010

On  19 Jan, 2010, at 04:43, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> 2010/1/19 Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>:
>>> [...]
>> As it is today, you can't get a PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant PDF with pdfTeX either.
>> I managed to get a 100% PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant PDF (a 720 pages book with hundreds of graphics) using the excellent pdfx.sty (thank you so much, CV Radhakrishnan and Han The Thanh!) [...]
> The problem with pdfx.sty is that it requires hyperref but sometimes I
> have to use packages that are not compatible with hyperref. And I do
> not know how to cope with glyph->unicode for Devanagari entered via
> the Velthuis package. The next problem is black overprint, I am not
> able to set it.

Well ---then \pdfminorversion=whatever is the solution. Anyway, I repeat, as it is now you can't get a PDF/X-1a:2001 compliant PDF with pdfTeX.

> The minor problem is that the MediaBox, BleedBox and
> TrimBox are set to fixed value. I would prefer if they could be read
> from the values stored in my zwpagelayout package.

I modified pdfx.sty in my working directory to fit my exact needs:

\pdfpageattr{/MediaBox[0 0 581.102 765.354]
             /BleedBox[0 0 581.102 765.354]
             /TrimBox[113.385 113.385 467.717 651.969]}



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