[tex-live] Set PDF file version

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jun 16 00:06:03 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 10:48:57PM +0200, Heiko Bauke wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:54:25 +0200
> Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My pdflatex produces pdf files with version number of 1.5.  For some
> > reason, I want to change the pdf version number to 1.4. 
> if I understand http://www.pragma-ade.nl/pdftex/pdftex-s.pdf correctly
> than one can change the PDF minor version by setting 
> \pdfoptionpdfminorversion. For example I tried this on a TeXlive-2007
> installation to get a PDF 1.3 file.
> \pdfoptionpdfminorversion=3

Since pdfTeX 1.30.0 this primitive is renamed to \pdfminorversion:
| the old names will still work, but are
| deprecated and some give a warning that they are obsolete

Using hyperref it's a little easier:
See hyperref's README.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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