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I am using the XeTex typesetting system on a Macintosh running Snow Leopard. I would like it to produce a PDF/X file. Is this possible? I am mainly concerned with ensuring the fonts are embedded.

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Yes, you should be able to, using the PDFX package. But you should realize that there is much more to the PDF/X spec than just embedding fonts. The PDFX package can be had here: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/pdfx/

Otherwise, produce your PDF with embedded fonts, then try and print the PDF to another PDF using OS X's print dialog, and save as PDF/X-3.

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Thank you for your answer, but will this work with XeTeX? The link you provide states it will only work with PDFTeX. –  Richard Hoskins Mar 10 '10 at 6:00
I don't see why it wouldn't work for XeTeX. Have you tried it? –  Mica Mar 10 '10 at 16:18
Yes, I have. I get an error typesetting the included sample document. "[...] (/usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/pdfx/pdfx.sty ! Undefined control sequence. l.39 \pdfminorversion =4" –  Richard Hoskins Mar 10 '10 at 16:43
I also want to note that the first line in the "Limitations" section of the PDFX documentation states that "pdfx.sty works only with PDFTEX." –  Richard Hoskins Mar 10 '10 at 16:54
hmm. have you tried with pdflatex? that will tell if your setup is right... Going the path of least resistance, what fonts are you trying to use? And are those fonts available within LaTeX? tug.dk/FontCatalogue –  Mica Mar 10 '10 at 17:48

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