{pdf-a} is about the PDF/A file format, an ISO-standardized version of PDF ({pdf}) specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents (the "A" stands for "Archive").

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Why do PDF files produced by pdflatex not pass validation?

Why do simple PDF files compiled with pdflatex contain so many PDF errors? The simplest example I can see is "Hello World!" that once compiled, \documentclass{report} \begin{document} Hello ...
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pdfx package writes into pdf file

I want to create a pdf/a-compatible file in LaTeX using the pdfx package. Unfortunately, instead of using the correctly created xmp file to convert the file into pdf/a, some lines of cryptic text are ...
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PDF/A with CMYK, how?

Using http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/99666 and http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/136653 I think I have been able to generate (using TeX Live 2014, pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15) a PDF/A-1b compliant pdf ...
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PDF/A-3b with attachments: how to create an /AF entry at pdf catalog?

I'm trying to produce a PDF/A-3b file with pdflatex. Everything is fine with fonts, colors, links... But I'm not able to create the /AF entry at Document Catalog. I know I can start by \pdfcatalog ...
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Problem with xmpincl

I get the following error message: ! Undefined control sequence. \xmpinclReadln -><pdf:Producer>\xmpProducer </pdf:Producer> l.47 ...
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Embedded widths for the font 'EYRMSN+CMMI12' inconsistent with font dictionary

I want to make my document compatible with the standard PDF/A 1b. Using an online validator for PDF/A 1b, I got just one warning and two errors. <problem severity="warning" objectID="935" ...
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Unable to generate PDF/A with `marvosym` package

I am unable to generate a PDF file that is compliant to PDF/A (version 1b) when using fonts of the marvosym package. A minimal working example is the following: \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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PDF/A compatibility with TikZ

When a LaTeX document contains TikZ figures with color gradients, it seems that Acrobat Pro's preflight function can no longer convert the PDF to comply with the PDF/A-1b standard. For instance, the ...
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Patched version of pdftex does not see what kpsewhich sees

I have TeX Live version 2013.30973-7 running on ArchLinux. I want to use a patched version of pdftex to create valid PDF/A-1b documents. I have an issue using the patched version after compilation. ...
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PDF/A with hyperref on TeX Live 2013

I am trying to make PDF/A from LaTeX (not from LuaTeX etc.) with TeX Live 2013 on Fedora Linux. This works: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} What cat says? \label{meow} See question on ...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2013) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. These tests are the de facto indicator for a document ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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Adding metadata using pdfx fails

I'd like to generate a PDF/A-compliant document. Thus I need to embed the metadata using XMP but somehow the following MWE doesn't work. \RequirePackage{pdf14} \documentclass{article} ...
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best practice towards ISO 19005-1 [duplicate]

please recommend your experience concerning the creation of a PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) when using pdflatex. my thesis will be submitted to a plagiarism check. they demand PDF/A, but without any clear ...
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Device Independent color

I am validating the following latex document with The 3-Heights™ PDF Validator Online Tool \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage[rgb]{xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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Error after creating pdf/a [closed]

I must create my thesis in pdf/a format. I'm using the package pdfx calling in the preamble: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} When I open the pdf with Adobe I got the blu bar says me that file is in PDF/A ...
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Add metadata in pdf as type pdf/a

I have created using pdfx a pdf using this command: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} I would add metadata but I don't really understand how do it. I read the doc but I didn't understand pdfx guide
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How to make a PDF/A document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? Are there any options that I could give to pdflatex and xelatex to make sure that all outputted documents adhere to the PDF/A standard? ...
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hyperref, natbib and PDF/A-compliance

My e-Thesis submission is required to be in PDF/A-1b format, and I'm having difficulty producing output that meets this standard using LaTeX. I have successfully typeset a chapter using dvips to ...
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“Charset missing or incomplete” error during creating PDF/A by pdfx.sty [closed]

I'm trying to compile my thesis written in LaTeX to PDF/A format as required by our university. I used pdfx package. However, I got some errors when doing the preflight check of the generated PDF ...
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How to generate PDF/A using XeTeX? [duplicate]

Title says it all. I need to generate PDF/A compliant documents, and I'm using XeTeX. I couldn't find anything about this; here there's only info about pdfLaTeX (using pdfx) and ConTeXt. Any help is ...
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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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pdf/a: Width information for rendered glyphs is inconsistent

Have there been any advances to create a valid pdf/a-1b from LaTeX including math fonts? I get the following error from preflight in Adobe Acrobat Pro: Width information for rendered glyphs is ...
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How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing?

How to create tagged PDF such that they will be: good enough for PDF/UA "reflowable" on smaller screens and ebook readers Any syntax & any engine are of interest, but I'm most interested in ...
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How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?

I have heard about PDF subsets PDF/A (for archival) and PDF/X (for printing). How to generate LaTeX documents like that? I'm also interested in answers with plain TeX and ConTeXt, and hopefully with ...