Questions tagged [pdfx]

This tag is about the PDF/X specification for PDF exchange. A popular package to implement this specification is `pdfx`.

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Error with pdfx package compiled with lualatex

I need to compile my thesis as a PDF/A-compliant document. Therefore I use the pdfx package. Reacently (due to many many tikz figures) I have changed from pdflatex to lualatex (TeX memory - ...
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Incompatibility between memoir settrimmedsize and PDF-X?

I'm trying to generate a pdf-x with pdfxpackage. If I compile the following mwe with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} \setstocksize{29.7cm}{21cm} \settrimmedsize{21cm}{...
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PDFA compliance vs. pdf metadata with newtx

According to pages 28-29 of the documentation for the newtx package, version 1.704 (January 9, 2022), the following source includes the "elements [needed] to specify to generate a pdf satisfying ...
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Error while using math packages with pdf/a-1 [duplicate]

I get the error Undefined control sequence. $\dot{\bar{x}}$ if I combine any of the listed math packages together with the pdfx-package. Both $\dot{x}$ and $\bar{x}$ just work fine. I need the PDF to ...
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Package PDFX does not work with the latest MikTeX (or other issue) [duplicate]

I am trying to build a simple PDF/A file using the package pdfx. On Overleaf it works fine, but on my local distribution (MiKTeX 21.8), it does not work. Here is the sample file I tried to build: \...
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Error using pdfx on Tex Live 2021

After switching from Tex Live 2019 to 2021, pdfx doesn't seem to work correctly. MWE that works on 2019 but not on 2021: \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.xmpdata} \Title{Some document} \Author{...
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Can't set metadata when using XeTex and pdfx to create a PDF/A file

I'm trying to create a PDF/A file using XeTex and leveraging the pdfx package. The page 96 of the pdfx documentation seems to indicate that XeTex should be accomodated. I've also tried using xmpincl ...
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How to get from pdflatex file containing \includegraphics a pdfx file? Is a short and comprehensive manual?

How to get from pdflatex file containing \includegraphics a pdfx file? Where is a short and comprehensive manual? Thank you!
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I can't create a custom title: "Undefined control sequence" [closed]

I need to generate a pdf compliant with PDF/X-1a:2001 and I'm having an error trying to create a title page based on titleTH. I'm having the error: Undefined control sequence. \titleTH When I click ...
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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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PDFX: Unicode in title

I try to get an PDF/A document and followed different samples. When using pdfx to my understanding I cannot use any longer \hyperref package. Therefore I have problems to set the encoding. I have the ...
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PDF/X: Preflight says Glyphs are missing in embedded font

I'm creating a wall calendar using LaTeX. However, in prepress Acrobat 8's preflight says "Glyphs are missing in embedded font" to some glyphs in Roboto Black. It seems only the glyphs ß, 5, ...
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How to know if my file is inserted correctly `glyphtounicode`

In several suggestions for making pdflatex output copy-and-pasteable, is part of the suggestion to insert the code, \input glyphtounicode.tex \pdfgentounicode=1 \pdfcompresslevel=0 TeXstudio marks in ...
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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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Difference between two ways of embedding metadata into pdf outpurt [duplicate]

The following source, using hyperref, shows two different ways of embedding metadata into the output from using pdflatex: Using the pdfx package with option a-2u — this happens when the flag validate ...
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Validate pdf with and without pdfx

The following document, which uses hyperref, illustrates two ways of embedding metadata into the output from pdflatex: Using the pdfx package with option a-2u — this happens when the flag validate is ...
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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 can pdfx and crop package work together in one document?

This is still a question related to the book to be published. The printer requires PDF/X-4 for the PDF and hence I am trying to include pdfx into it. However as we also need to include crop marks, ...
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Creating a PDF/X-3 conforming file based on Koma-Script "scrbook" class fails while it works for standard "book" class

I am trying to set up a LaTeX file using the "scrbook" class from the Koma-Script so that the resulting PDF when compiled with pdflatex complies with the PDF/X-3 standard for professional printing ...
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Using CMYK/Transparent images in a PDF file

I am using PDFX / Lualatex to create a PDF/X-4 file. My problem is that the publisher is wanting the images in the file to be CMYK. Some of my images are transparent. The problem: Latex only ...
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pdfx causes soul to stop working

I noticed that adding pdfx package to my document stopped the soul package from highlighting the text in yellow. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} % comment this out \...
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Set TrimBox to geometry's layout area

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ paperwidth=10cm , paperheight=10cm , layoutwidth=5cm , layoutheight=5cm , layouthoffset=25mm , layoutvoffset=25mm , ...
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MarkInfo and StructTreeRoot missing when generating PDF/A 1-a file in Latex

I need to submit my thesis as a PDF/A 1-a file but I am having issues in generating the file from Latex. I have several problems (one with Transparencies) but I think the main issues go down to ...
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pdfx problem with double \tilde

My question may not be far away from this one here: pdfx problem with embedding the pigpen font (?) but I didn't really find an answer to mine so here it comes: I want to produce a PDF/A compliant ...
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amsmath+pdfx causes overdot misplacement

The concurrent use of amsmath and pdfx results On the other hand, if I comment out either pdfx or amsmath, the dot is positioned correctly: What causes this glitch? The document class and the ...
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How can I create a tagged PDF/UA document with pdfx?

I know this question has been asked here, but it was last active 4 years ago and I'm hoping the situation has improved since then. I've been looking at using the pdfx package with the ua option, with ...
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pdfx + embedall

I quite like the idea of two things: PDF/A complience embedding TeX source in the PDF Hence I'm trying to do this MWE \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage[a-3u,pdf17]{pdfx} % todo: update ...
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Undefined control sequence using pdfx and Lualatex

Compiling a simple example on PDF/A with Lualatex returns the following error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.660 \ifnum\shellescape Or, for a PDF/X: ! Undefined control sequence. l.333 \...
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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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Can I add more metadata to my pdf?

I use pdfx to generate the metadata of my document. Is there a way to generate more entries via the xmpdata file? Entries I consider as relevant (as required for bibliography) are e.g. subtitle, ...
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LuaLaTeX engine, babel and pdfx package

There is one error with the combination of spanish babel, pdfx package, and LuaLaTex engine, how it is very easy to test with this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \...
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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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X-4 option of PDFX does not show hyperlink color with the PDF/X option (x-4)

It is indicated in the pdfx manual To produce a validating PDF/X document,pdfx overrides internal macros while keeping colors associated with link anchors. I can see the same claim in the answer ...
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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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Encoding metadata in pdf file with pdfx package

Problem (En - google translate) Hello, I compiled a pdf / a-1b (pdf / x-1) file using the pdfx package. Metadata (xmpdata) used Cyrillic characters. Unfortunately pdfx incorrectly sets the metadata ...
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Change paper size when using pdfx

I have the following MWE \documentclass[cmyk]{article} \usepackage[x-1a,pdf13]{pdfx} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{blindtext} \geometry{% paperwidth=96mm, paperheight=96mm, margin=3mm,...
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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 and biblatex attempt to patch the same things? [closed]

The below MWE gives errors. Moving the line \usepackage{pdfx} below the biblatex package (right before \begin{document}) will currently not give explicit errors, but “it is best if pdfx is the first ...
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pdfx document doesn't compile using ua option

I am trying to create accessible pdf document using LaTex, and i am having trouble getting it to run with the accessibility option in pdf-x. According to the documentaiton (http://ctan.math.washington....
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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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Conflict between tufte-book, adforn, and pdfx

When I try to use the tufte-book class with the adforn and pdfx packages, I am getting a problem with symbol substitutions. For example: \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{adforn} \usepackage[x-...
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Producing a minimal valid PDF/X-1A document with recent TeXLive

I am trying to produce a valid PDF/X1-A document. I'd like to start with the simplest document possible that passes PDF validation. Here is what I have currently, and the current set of errors as ...
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Disabling hyperfootnotes when using pdfx package

I have a problem setting certain options of the hyperref package when also using pdfx: The pdfx manual states that pdfx already loads the hyperref package and that therefore custom options should be ...
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pdfx package - incompatibility with bookmark package when using LuaTeX engine

The pdfx package is incompatible with the bookmark package, i.e. the resulting file has no bookmarks when the bookmark package is loaded. I know that the PDF /X standard does not allow any bookmarks, ...
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Error using pdfx package with subcaption package (introduced by the chkfloat package)

I am using pdfx with the a-1b option to comply with my university's requirements for PhD thesis. According to the pdfx package's documentation, this package must be loaded first. However, this ...
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PDF/A-1b compliance whilst embedding OTF files

As per this wikipedia article (see Fonts section), only pdf v1.6 and above is able to embed opentype fonts in the document. Now the problem is that, my institution requires pdf /A-1b compliance which ...
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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: pdfx and siunitx conflict on angstrom [closed]

I encountered a conflict between the siunitx and pdfx packages. I had a document working, but after I added the pdfx package I ended up with an ! LaTeX Error: Command \AA unavailable in encoding TU. ...
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