[XeTeX] XeLaTeX generated pdf metadata

R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar chyavana at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 09:36:03 CEST 2014

Could you try including this in your preamble:

	\hypersetup{pdfcreator=XeLaTeX with hyperref}

and compile and see if the resulting PDF is sufficient for your purposes.

Section 3.7 at


explains these options in full.



On 20/09/14 12:38, Daniel Greenhoe wrote:
> Dear XeTex,
> I think my original email was not so clear. ArXiv.org of course
> accepts papers generated using LaTeX, but they want to be given the
> source files (.tex files, etc) rather than a pdf file. However, they
> apparently sometimes make exceptions to this rule if the pdf file was
> generated using XeTeX/XeLaTeX rather than LaTeX. That is, they *may*
> in at least some cases accept a pdf generated by XeLaTeX, but will
> *not* accept a pdf generated by LaTeX.
> Therefore, if it is not too much trouble, I would like the metadata in
> my XeLaTeX/xdvipdfmx generated pdf file to clearly indicate that it
> was generated by XeLaTeX (*not* by LaTeX). Would any one have time for
> this?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Dan
> ------------- please ignore the following -------------
> Dear arXiv-moderation
> [arXiv #128343]
> [arXiv #128400]
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Daniel Greenhoe <dgreenhoe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear XeTeX,
>> I have tried uploading a paper in pdf format that I typeset using
>> XeLaTeX to arXiv.org. However, it was later removed because it
>> "appeared to be PostScript/PDF generated from TeX source". I wrote to
>> arXiv-moderation, strongly arguing my case for using XeLaTeX rather
>> than LaTeX. They responded saying "In order to approve such a request
>> we'd have to have a PDF which includes it's XeTeX nature within the
>> pdf properties...".
>> When I typeset my paper using xelatex.exe, an xdv file is generated
>> which contains this in the metadata:
>>    \Creator(LaTeX with hyperref pacakge)\Author()\Producer(XeTeX 0.99991)
>> Later I use xdvipdfmx.exe to generate a pdf file. It contains this
>> information in the metadata:
>>    Creator:        LaTeX with hyperref package
>>    Producer:       xdvipdfmx (20140317)
>> So although the producer fields provides evidence that I am using
>> XeLaTeX, the creator field erroneously implies that I have typeset
>> using LaTeX. Hence, there will be a high probability that my paper
>> will either be removed by an automated server at arXiv.org or a human
>> administrator.
>> I realize that I could possibly hand edit the xdv file or use a
>> metadata editor to edit the pdf file. But I would rather not do this.
>> I would rather work transparently, not surreptitiously changing the
>> metadata of files.
>> Would it be possible that some qualified person could correct the
>> creator metadata output of XeLaTeX? I am currently using xelatex from
>> TeXLive 2014 running on Windows. Here is the first line from the log
>> file:
>>    This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014/W32TeX)
>> (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.9.20)  20 SEP 2014 07:16
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Dan
>> -----please ignore the following-----
>> Dear arXiv-moderation,
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