How to control Adobe version compability?

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johan
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Postby johan » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:11 pm

How can I with dopdf control the Adobe version compability of the made pdf files?


I need to supply pdf files that are compatible with Adobe version 3,

but I have not found any options in dopdf to control that.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:52 pm

Sorry, you can't. doPDF creates PDF 1.4 compatible pdfs, which should work just fine for Adobe v5.x or higher.


I don't see why you would need to have it compatible with Adobe Reader 3, given that they're now at version 9 and is a free product.



johan
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Postby johan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:57 pm

The European Commission requires that the proposal pdf files that you submit are compatible with Adobe 3.


So which x in pdf 1.x is the same as Adobe 3?



johan
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Postby johan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:01 pm

i found this list on wikipedia


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format#History


* (1993) - PDF 1.0 / Acrobat 1.0

* (1994) - PDF 1.1 / Acrobat 2.0

* (1996) - PDF 1.2 / Acrobat 3.0

* (1999) - PDF 1.3 / Acrobat 4.0

* (2001) - PDF 1.4 / Acrobat 5.0

* (2003) - PDF 1.5 / Acrobat 6.0

* (2005) - PDF 1.6 / Acrobat 7.0

* (2006) - PDF 1.7 / Acrobat 8.0

* (2008) - PDF 1.7, Adobe Extension Level 3 / Acrobat 9.0



johan
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Postby johan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:29 pm

actually i found a way:


in the print option of whatever software you are using

select postscript-to-file (should give a .prn file).


open that file with Ghostview

choose "convert"

select "pdfwrite"

then resolution and

which type of pdf (1.x, x=1, 2, 3, ...)



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:45 pm

So adobe 3 would mean 1.2, which is kind of obsolete already. Where are the specifications for the european commission pdf requirements listed? Maybe that page needs revised and there's someone we could contact.



johan
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Postby johan » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:55 pm

The guidelines for applicants says PDF 1.3.

although the submission site states "For the proposal content (Part B) you must use exclusively PDF ("Portable Document Format", compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher, with embedded fonts)."



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:24 pm

compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher, with embedded fonts


In my opinion it's ok to use doPDF, as it creates PDF 1.4 compatible with Adobe Reader 5 or higher.




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