[XeTeX] PDF V1.6 too recent

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Jan 10 16:33:18 CET 2013

Adam Twardoch (List) wrote:

> 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.

Thank you, Adam.  I will look to see if I can configure the Adobe PDF
printer driver to generate a less high version.

** Phil.

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