I tried to use \pdfminorversion=7. This did not work, the error "!Undefined control sequence" popped up. Just to see if it would work, I also entered \pdfminorversion=2, with the same effect. Is there a possibility to create PDF version 1.7 with texlive 2017 using XeLaTeX? Are there packages or something else needed in addition? Due to a quite complex system that would not work otherwise, I have no possibility to update texlive or use something else instead of XeLaTex.

1 Answer 1


You can use a \special to set the version:

%\special{dvipdfmx:config z 0} %to uncompress and check
\special{pdf:minorversion 7} %set minorversion

  • Thank you very much, works perfectly!
    – Susanne
    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.