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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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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Why is there so much outdated font info in my PDF (XML) metadata?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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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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