[XeTeX] PDF V1.6 too recent

Adam Twardoch (List) list.adam at twardoch.com
Thu Jan 10 16:31:23 CET 2013

On 13-01-10 16:23, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> My Adobe Acrobat Professional is dated 2006;
> My XeTeX is dated 2011.
> Why does my 2011 XeTeX tell me that the PDF version
> generated by my 2006 Adobe Acrobat Professional is too recent ?
>> > ** WARNING ** Version of PDF file (1.6) is newer than version limit specification.

It this case, "recent" means "too high a version". Adobe has kept adding
"fancy" features to the PDF spec since version 1.3 or 1.4, which are not
print-related, such as JavaScript, embedded Flash, forms etc. Many
non-Adobe PDF interpreters or parses only support the older PDF
versions. I'm not sure which is the highest version of PDF that XeTeX
supports, but my guess it'd be 1.3 or 1.4. But that's also a popular
practice by some print publishers. Recently I had to submit a print ad
to a magazine, and their requirement was that it should be PDF version
no higher than 1.4.



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