normally pdflatex produces pdf compatible with acrobat reader 6.0 and later right? How do I make it compatible only with version 9.0 forward acrobat reader?

I use TeXLive 2011

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    Why would you want that? You should add some more detail to your question. – Jake Jun 17 '12 at 12:26
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    @FormlessCloud: An explanation of why you want to make your documents compatible with new versions of Acrobat only. Are you trying to make use of a particular feature only available with newer versions of Acrobat? – Jake Jun 17 '12 at 12:38
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    @FormlessCloud: How do you activate that protection? Using Adobe Acrobat Professional (or something like that)? Can't you use the same program you use for setting the protection to also set the version compatibility? – Jake Jun 17 '12 at 12:42
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    @FormlessCloud: I think if you select the compatibility version in the "Password Security" options, that will also change the compatibility version of your document. – Jake Jun 17 '12 at 12:49
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    XY: What's the problem you want to solve? – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Jun 17 '12 at 15:00

You can only set \pdfminorversion=7 to force the version to PDF 1.7 - there is no newer version of PDF yet (the current ISO norm standardized PDF 1.7; the next revision of the norm will probably be called PDF 2.0). Note that this only sets the version number of the PDF: There is no other difference in the PDF produced by pdfTeX to that with \pdfminorversion=5 or 6.

If you want to make your document claim to conform to the ExtensionLevels specified by newer version of Adobe Acrobat, you can probably do this with \pdfliteral.

  • Given that PDF 2.0 has been published, is now generating PDF 2.0 document available using pdflatex? I haven't seen this feature mentioned in the pdflatex manual, but I may have missed something. – Xiaodong Qi Apr 12 '18 at 7:04
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    @XiaodongQi: AFAIK no. And since the PDF 1.x references explicitly say that a change in the major PDF version (e.g. from 1.x to 2.x) may change everything, I doubt that most viewers will accept 2.0 documents now. But that's a different question. – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Apr 12 '18 at 7:28
  • @XiaodongQi Does luatex support creation of pdf 2.0 files? Which readers shall support them? – Krishna Aug 29 '18 at 14:12
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    I haven't checked luatex recently, by the time, not to my knowledge. My problem is about consistence. A university officer gave me a PDF 2.0 doc to be included into my thesis, so I have to do that... Eventually, I asked them to transfer the doc to another version. But cases like that might happen to other people. – Xiaodong Qi Sep 19 '18 at 14:49

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