CTAN up­date: pdfx v.1.5.3: PDF/X-1a and PDF/A-1b sup­port for pdfTeX

Ross Moore (Developer), Peter Selinger (Developer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputSoftware


The pdfx pack­age has been re­vised (v.1.5.3) to sup­port var­i­ous PDF stan­dards, in­clud­ing PDF/A (all flavours and lev­els), PDF/X (most lev­els) and PDF/E. With pdfLaTeX as the en­gine, this pack­age is used to pro­vide the cor­rect PDF key-val­ues, Color Pro­files and XMP Me­ta­data to al­low a doc­u­ment to be iden­ti­fied as con­form­ing to a pub­lished PDF ISO-stan­dard. Uni­code CMAP re­sources are gen­er­ated, as re­quired for
PDF/A-2u, etc. It does *not* en­sure fully tagged PDF (e.g. for PDF/A-1a).

PDF/X-4p, PDF/X-5pg and PDF/VT and cur­rently not fully im­ple­mented.
Sup­port for these, and other im­prove­ments, will be sup­plied in a later up­date.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publicationonline
PublisherComprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN)
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2015


  • PDF/A
  • PDF/X
  • pdfTeX


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