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{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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Creating a PDF/A and PDF/X multistandard compliant document with scrbook and LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to create a PDF that is PDF/A- and PDF/X-compliant at the same time with LuaLaTeX and documentclass scrbook in different flavors. So far, I found some working code. This MWE helped me ...
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Are tikz and pgf designed to be pdf/a compliant? Good for Production Quality Scientific Data Graphing?

Related to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/76011224/is-there-an-r-4-2-1-pdf-a-compliant-pdf-output-device . Apparently, R can output to a Ti*k*Z device (https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/...
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charter [mathdesign] pdf/a failure glyph width consistency failure

2023 texlive. A simple pdf file fails a veraPDF validation. This in itself would not be so bad, except kdp now suddenly no longer accepts my pdf. could be this, could be some images, don't know yet....
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Benefit of PDF-A on ArXiv?

I am wondering if it is beneficial to include \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} to the preamble when submitting articles to ArXiv? And if so, why is this not the standard - is there any disadvantage of PDF-As?
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LaTeX and PDF/A-4

Is there any way to generate a PDF/A-4 document using pdflatex? I tried the following: \DocumentMetadata{pdfversion=2.0, pdfstandard=A-4} \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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pdfpages include breaks PDF/A compatibility

I have an issue where including a normal pdf makes my document fail to be pdf/a compliant, because of the font includes. My template uses pdfx for pdf/a compatibility, I'm using pdfpages to include ...
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Important improvements of LaTeX over the last ten years (2013-2022)

We haven't had this question since many years (2016, 2014, 2010), but especially the question from 2014 has been viewed for more than 50k times, so it seems we should provide an up-to-date answer once ...
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Creating a PDF/A file with a pounds symbol in it

I am currently trying to compile a TeX file as a PDF/A document using \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx}. However, I have included the \pounds symbol therein, which produces the following error: LaTeX Error: ...
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How to produce PDF/A and PDF/X in 2022?

As many of us know, there exists a package, called pdfx, originally codeveloped by Hàn Thế Thành, which is supposed to be able to produce PDFs satisfying the PDF/X or PDF/A standards. However, it has ...
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Cannot convert PDF output to PDF-A standard

I am about to submit my PhD thesis but I cannot convert the PDF output generated by Overleaf (using the premium version) into the proper PDF-A standard. The document is more than 400 pages long, and I ...
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PDF/A-1b: Bibliography: width information for rendered glyphs is inconsistent

The goal is to create a PDF/a-1b compliant document. The document contains more that 100 pages with tens of formulae, tables and figures. The problem is the following error that occurs several times ...
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Producing PDF/A compliant illustrations

I'm trying to produce a PDF/A-compliant thesis which containts several illustrations made with inkscape and exported to pdf. When I check the output with veraPDF, it keeps complaining that my images ...
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Generate PDF/A with ConTeXt

I'm trying to generate valid PDF/A via ConTeXt, but the verapdf validator is reporting an error. My input document is \setupinteraction [title={TITLE}, author={AUTHOR}] % attempt to generate PDF/...
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Embed Arial font in a PDF/A-friendly way

Due to external requirements, I have to use Arial and Arial Bold in certain parts of my LaTeX document. At the same time, the document has to meet the PDF/A-2 standard. I have tried several ways to ...
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How can we get hyperlinks to pass the PDF/A-3a validation?

The following example is from a reply to Solutions for creating a PDF/A-3a Hyperlinks were disabled with \hypersetup{draft} to pass the PDF/A-3a validation (in veraPDF=. Without this line, the ...
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TikZ, transparency and PDF/A

So I am trying to validate my document as PDF/A, and I'm almost there. The last remaining problem concerns graphics generated by TikZ. Consider this MWE: % !TeX program = lualatex \documentclass{...
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PDF/A: How to spot the missing glyph?

I am trying to have my rendered PDF validate as PDF/A. It fails with the error message that The glyph for character 0 in font ... is missing. Visually inspecting the document, I find no obvious ...
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PDF/A-1u validation failure due to incorrect "CIDSet stream" from CJK fonts [duplicate]

This document... \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a-2u]{pdfx} \usepackage{babel} \babelprovide[import=zh-Hans]{chineseS} \babelfont[chineseS]{rm}{AR PL UMing CN} \begin{document} what \...
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Solutions for creating a PDF/A-3a

I am required to produce a PDF/A-3a document for my thesis. I know there are a couple of questions and anwers already about this topic in TeX.SE, but they're generally quite old and I haven't found ...
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Why is there so much outdated font info in my PDF (XML) metadata?

I am creating a PFD/A compliant file. I finally managed to set pdfcreator, pdfproducer and all other fields to my liking (using hyperref and hyperxmp) and even suppress PTEX.* info. All is good. ...
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I need a barcode in a PDF/A

as in the title, I need a (simple 128) barcode and I need the PDF/A standard. I know how to do both separately. But pdfx won't run with latex so I cannot create a DVI and so on, which I need for the ...
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Metadata with more than one language

I want to use more than one language in the creation of my Metadata. I was looking at the pdfx package documentation. And as I understood it, that would be possible. Based on the information in ...
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How can I achieve a PDF/A compliant output with \Big[ in fourier font?

I'm trying to make my pdf validate against PDF/A 1-b with verapdf. For the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage[a-1b]{...
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Who cares about metadata?

I do add metadata to my LaTeX documents since more than a decade. hyperref and hyperxmp provide an interface to do so. Recently the possibilities have expanded with hyperxmp. You can add more and more ...
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Validate PDF/A-2u with MathTime 2 Lite fonts

How might I get the following source, using the MathTime 2 Lite fonts, to pass PDF/A-2u validation? The error is: "The Font dictionary of all fonts shall define the map of all used character ...
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How to fix ISO 19005-1 clause 6.1.9 check fail in veraPDF when generating PDF/A?

I am attempting to create a PDF/A document using LaTeX, pdfTeX. I need to conform to my university's profile, checked by veraPDF. In my .tex file before \begin{document} I use the package pdfx to ...
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Creating a PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/UA multistandard compliant thesis or paper

I am writing a thesis/paper. It will be printed, the publisher requires PDF/X format. It will also be distributed (and archived by my university library) online. The library requires PDF/A standard. ...
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Embed a file with LuaTeX and hyperref and setting AFRelationship

I want to embed files in a pdf. I do need a /AFRelationship entry in the PDF because this is mandated by PDF/A. The minimal example below works for pdfTeX. It also works with LuaTeX when hyperref is ...
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Ghostscript text is not selectable on pages with images

After normal compiling, I am processing a PDF file with the following ghostscript command in order to produce a (hopefully) PDF/A compliant file. gs -dPDFA -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -...
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PDF/A Document with Metadata

I am trying to get the metadata to work with my PDF/A compliant document. For some reason, only the title and subject show up. I am using Overleaf to compile. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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pdfx + hyperref prevents setting PDF metadata [incompatible packages]

Edit: Apparently hyperxmp and pdfx are incompatible. I'm using the pdfx, and then \hypersetup and the hyperxmp package to set metadata as I like. I've run into two issues. The metadata doesn't seem ...
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Trouble creating a PDF/ A-1B or A-2B compliant document using pdflatex

UPDATE this website worked. First, I added the pdfx (using a-2b option) and hyperref packages and compiled. Then I used the website to convert PDF->PDFA. Passed this validator I am following this ...
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PDFA generated with pdfathesis is 20 times as big as the normal PDF

I was happy to being able to create a PDFA document of my dissertation by means of the pdfathesis package. However, my dissertation in PDF format uses 3MB while the PDFA file is 85.3MB big. I found ...
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mathabx in PDF/A

How can I apply the package mathabx for a PDF/A? pdflatex produces a PDF from \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathabx} \usepackage{pdfx} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} $\smile$ \end{...
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KOMA & mathbbol: wrong font width in PDF

How can I use KOMA-Script along with the package mathbbol? %\documentclass{article} % works \documentclass{scrartcl} % fails \usepackage{mathbbol} \usepackage{pdfx} % just to calm PDF/A-validators a ...
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Cyrillic font in PDF/A-2u compliant file

I use Cyrillic characters from Kazakh language(Ә, Ғ, Қ, Ң, Ө, Ұ, Ү, Һ, I) in my thesis, and I need it to be PDF/A-2u compliant. Now I use this code in my .tex file %% Generate PDF/A-2u \usepackage[a-...
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Generate PDF/A-1b with LuaLaTeX

update since pdfx and hyperxmp are not compatible I try to use lualatex to generate PDF/A-1b compatible files without creating and xmp file. My attempt does not work. The pdf is generated but adobe ...
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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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