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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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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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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How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?

I have heard about PDF subsets PDF/A (for archival) and PDF/X (for printing). How to generate LaTeX documents like that? I'm also interested in answers with plain TeX and ConTeXt, and hopefully with ...
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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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How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing?

How to create tagged PDF such that they will be: good enough for PDF/UA "reflowable" on smaller screens and ebook readers Any syntax & any engine are of interest, but I'm most interested in ...
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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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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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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on http://support.river-valley.com/wiki/index.php?title=Generating_PDF/...
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hyperref, natbib and PDF/A-compliance

My e-Thesis submission is required to be in PDF/A-1b format, and I'm having difficulty producing output that meets this standard using LaTeX. I have successfully typeset a chapter using dvips to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Device Independent color

I am validating the following latex document with The 3-Heights™ PDF Validator Online Tool \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage[rgb]{xcolor} \begin{document} \...
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pdf/a: Width information for rendered glyphs is inconsistent

Have there been any advances to create a valid pdf/a-1b from LaTeX including math fonts? I get the following error from preflight in Adobe Acrobat Pro: Width information for rendered glyphs is ...
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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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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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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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Error after creating pdf/a [closed]

I must create my thesis in pdf/a format. I'm using the package pdfx calling in the preamble: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} When I open the pdf with Adobe I got the blu bar says me that file is in PDF/A ...
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Add metadata in pdf as type pdf/a

I have created using pdfx a pdf using this command: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} I would add metadata but I don't really understand how do it. I read the doc but I didn't understand pdfx guide
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Adding metadata using pdfx fails

I'd like to generate a PDF/A-compliant document. Thus I need to embed the metadata using XMP but somehow the following MWE doesn't work. \RequirePackage{pdf14} \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a-...
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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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How to generate PDF/A using XeTeX? [duplicate]

Title says it all. I need to generate PDF/A compliant documents, and I'm using XeTeX. I couldn't find anything about this; here there's only info about pdfLaTeX (using pdfx) and ConTeXt. Any help is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a PDF/A document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? Are there any options that I could give to pdflatex and xelatex to make sure that all outputted documents adhere to the PDF/A standard? If ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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best practice towards ISO 19005-1 [duplicate]

please recommend your experience concerning the creation of a PDF/A (ISO 19005-1) when using pdflatex. my thesis will be submitted to a plagiarism check. they demand PDF/A, but without any clear ...
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“Charset missing or incomplete” error during creating PDF/A by pdfx.sty [closed]

I'm trying to compile my thesis written in LaTeX to PDF/A format as required by our university. I used pdfx package. However, I got some errors when doing the preflight check of the generated PDF ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...