[XeTeX] PDF V1.6 too recent

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 21:07:07 CET 2013

2013/1/10 Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> 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.
I believe it can be done but I cannot test it now because my Windows
machine does not work. At least I am sure that it is able to produce
PDF/X (it is PDF 1.4) as well as PDF/A (it is PDF 1.5).

> ** Phil.
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Zdeněk Wagner

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