Questions tagged [pdf-a]

{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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How to get a proper pdf-a document [closed]

I tried VERA https://verapdf.org/home/#validation for testing pdf-a format and I get these errors: Rule Status Specification: ISO 19005-2:2011, Clause: 6.2.11.4, Test number: 1 The font ...
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VeraPDF reports error in PDF metadata when copyrighturl is not set

I am preparing my thesis for PDF/A validity. I managed to produce a PDF that leads only one error in veraPDF, as follows: The error is not regarding the document itself but XMP metadata. I found ...
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How to generate valid PDF/A file using kpfonts?

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} \sffamily\scshape% \blindtext% \...
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Convert \pdfcreationdate to pdfa-1b pdfinfo

I am using usual method to prepare pdfinfo with date conversion: \def\convertDate{% \getYear } {\catcode`\D=12 \gdef\getYear D:#1#2#3#4{\edef\xYear{#1#2#3#4}\getMonth} } \def\getMonth#1#2{\edef\...
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Symbol “№” in cm-super cause problem with PDF/A generation by the meanings of VeraPDF-validator

At the moment we are trying to produce PDF/A-1b compliant version of our journal issues for the state library. Journal is mixed language - russian/english, so we use cyrrilic and some specific for ...
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pdfx: incomplete CIDset in some fonts

I try to compile a document as pdf/x and pdf/a with pdfx under LuaLaTeX, and I am already quite successful. One thing still poses problems though: With some fonts I get the following error if I check ...
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verapdf PDF/A-1B validation errors

I am trying to prepare my thesis for publication and one the requirements is to generate a PDF/A-1B compatible file out of it. I am using verapdf software to validate my final PDF file and got these ...
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Unable to write greek with package pdfx

I want to use package pdfx in order to produce a PDF-A document, but as soon as I load the package I can't write greek anymore because I'm getting the following error: ! Package inputenc Error: ...
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pdfx: CMYK color profile in PDF/A

I am not completely sure whether this is even supposed to work, but reading the documentation of pdfx it is my understanding that while PDF/A by default uses a RGB profile, it is possible to ...
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Invalid PDF/A-1B with Charter-BT (Bitstream Charter) and Mathdesign

My PDF-As created with pdflatex using the Mathdesign / Charter BT (Bitstream Charter) fonts fail validation with VeraPDF. This minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \...
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Compile as PDF-A

I am running my LaTeX from the TexStudio GUI. How can I compile/export to PDF/A format? Is there an easy way to do it without converting through some external method?
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Adobe Reader always asks for saving when using eforms and hyperref packages

I am creating a series of laboratory exercises for my University. Thus, I created a .cls file that includes every package and applies any format I need. Among the included packages is the eforms ...
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How are fonts included from included PDFs? (avoid redundancy in fonts) [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a larger LaTeX document with many included PDF files that are primarily generated from two sources: IPE and GNUPLOT. IPE outputs .pdf directly. GNUPLOT outsputs .tex and .eps ...
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Missing Author and Keywords in PDF Metadata when creating PDF/A using pdfx

I'm trying to generate a PDF/A using pdflatex and pdfx and want the PDF meta data populated with the values I specify in the .xmpdata file. My problem is, that the author and keyword information is ...
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Embedding font Merriweather into a valid PDF/a-1B

I am currently trying to create a fully valid PDF/A-1B. The problem here seems to be that I am using the font "Merriweather Light". When I validate my PDF using VeraPDF, I get errors of two types: ...
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pdf/a - validation problem - The F key is missing

I tried to convert my thesis from Latex to required pdf/a - version 2u. However, two problem occured from a validation test. Firt one: "The key F is required but missing." I failed with googling ...
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Create PDF/A-2u compliant file using pdflatex

I am trying to create a PDF/A-2u compliant PDF file from a LaTEX version of my thesis. I am using the pdfx package set to a-2u and validating the generated PDF using the VeraPDF validator with a ...
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PDF/A-1b: Adobe Preflight verification passes and veraPDF fails

I'm having the following LaTeX code called test1b: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \begin{document} Bla bla ... \end{document} Using pdfLaTeX I can generate a PDF which claims that ...
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PDF/A-3u with embedfile missing /AF entry and /AFRelationship entry

I'm having the following data file called data.txt: Testdata and the following LaTeX code called test2.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a-3u]{pdfx} \usepackage{embedfile} \newcommand{\...
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LuaLaTex, pdfpages, distinguish between with-font and no-font?

I use only LuaLaTeX, so a compiler-specific answer is OK. The pdfpages package permits me to include one or more PDF pages into a TeX document. Let us focus on the situation where exactly one PDF ...
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pdfx problem with embedding the pigpen font (?)

I need to produce a PDF/A document with pdfx, and it seems to crash pdflatex on my document. It took me quite some time to isolate the issue and produce a minimal (not) working example: \...
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Creating a decent PDF/A document

Let's say I have a simple document having some sections and Unicode and/or math in their titles. How to produce a decent PDF output? By that I mean: It contains correct metadata. It contains correct ...
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Command \noboundary unavailable in encoding LGR (TeX Live 2017)

This problem started appearing for me in TeX Live 2017: ! LaTeX Error: Command \noboundary unavailable in encoding LGR. The file still compiles and the PDF looks as expected, except regular sigmas ...
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Spurious comma appears when combining hyperref pdfa with hyperxmp

I'm authoring a document using LuaLatex / TexLive v. 6:2016-33.20160520 on Fedora 25. When I use both the hyperref and hyperxmp packages a strange comma appears at the very bottom right of the page (...
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Creating valid PDF/A-3B via XeLaTeX with custom fonts

I need to generate a valid PDF/A-3B document from my .tex file. My preferred compiler is XeLaTeX. Also, it's necessary for me to have an ability to change a font in any time and recompile this ...
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Multiline URL break in PDF to PDF/A conversion

I need to convert PDF output of latex to PDFA. The problem is that in references, where url is more than one line, the converted url only contains the first line. For example http://tex....
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Loading TikZ changes the colors of my PDF/A document from RGB to CMYK

Whenever I force the PDF/A format for my document, loading the tikz package changes the color scheme of the document from RGB to CMYK, notably the magenta default color of URLs. \documentclass[margin=...
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Problem between hyperref, pdfx and kvsetkeys

I have this minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \begin{document} Foo Bar \end{document} which results in an error when compiled with either ...
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Avoiding errors with \includexmp{pdfa-1b}. Any list of best practices and working example(s) with complete .XMP file(s)?

I am getting following error when trying to use some pdfa-1b stuff: (/usr/local/texlive/2015basic/texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/lib raries/tikzlibrarytopaths.code.tex))) (./...
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PDF or PDF/A to Latex

I have made a sketch in Visio. I plan to save it to .pdf for use with pdflatex. I have the option of saving as PDF/A-1 (a or b not specified). Would I want to make a habit of saving these images as ...
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Need help with cropped pdf images

I cropped figures (*.pdf) from scientific PDF articles with the excellent Krop tool by Armin Straub: http://arminstraub.com/software/krop Everything worked fine until I needed to convert my final ...
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PDF/A validation with embedded CID font subset caused by ligatures in vector image

Objective and Workflow I want to produce a PDF/A-2b compliant PDF document with pdfLaTeX using the Package pdfx. The target document includes PDF vector images, which are exported from SVG sources ...
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How to generate a PDF/A with TexStudio? [duplicate]

I need to generate a PDF/A format with TexStudio, is it possible ? Should I use other ide to do that ?
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Error when adding xmp metadata with xelatex and pdfx

I want to create a pdf according to the PDF/A-1b standard with xelatex and pdfx but I get an error message now when I add my metadata. Using XMP template file: pdfa.xmp ! Argument of " has an extra }....
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pdfx option clash inputenc + fontenc + hyperref

I want to compile my .tex file with pdflatex but get an option clash, since I load pdfx to get a PDF/A-1b compliant file. This is part of my header: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,DIV15,parskip=off,...
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XeLaTeX, hyperref and PDF/A

I am finishing my doctoral dissertation using XeLaTeX and facing the requirement to submit a PDF/A compliant document. First, I want to emphasize that I have found and read several related posts (e.g....
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font missing! convert pdf to pdf/a [closed]

I am converting my thesis in pdf to pdf/a. I wrote my thesis in latex. However, I met problems after I used adobe to convert it into pdf/a file. The message is like this: Could anybody help me fix ...
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A guide on how to produce accessible PDF files?

First: I know that this has been asked before: How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing? (06/2010) LaTeX accessibility (05/2011) Accessibility issues (10/2012)...
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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 https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/99666 and https://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 ...
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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 \includexmp{...
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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" clause="...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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 ...