[tex-live] inclusion of pdf figures in tex-live 2015

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 11:01:30 CEST 2015


I am not sure what is the best solution. If let say PDF 1.5 is being
generated and PDF 1.7 is included, the header from (x)dvipdfm(x) will
say it is PDF 1.5 but it won't be. EPS are automatically donverted to
PDF by ghostscript. It may be useful to downgrade PDF version of the
included files but it might have sometimes unwanted effect. Anyway, a
user must be informed that something like that occurs.
Zdeněk Wagner

2015-07-16 10:13 GMT+02:00 David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>:
> On 16 July 2015 at 00:19, Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp> wrote:
>> Dear David,
>>> That seems to be it also for the test file I posted earlier
>> Sorry. I should have noticed it earlier.
>> I didn't know that xdvipdfmx did not check
>> the PDF version in TL'14.
>> Best regards,
>> Akira
> Hi, I'm not sure I understand this extra check, but can it be changed,
> to either include the pdf (perhaps with a warning) or not include the
> pdf, with an error message.
> The current behaviour that pdf files are silently not included with no
> warning is going to catch a lot of people out I would guess.
> David
> Georgios confirmed that adding --output-driver="xdvipdfmx -V 6 -q”
> made his original files work, but this is a rather cryptic thing to
> ask people to do.

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