[OS X TeX] pdftex created pdfs on palm pilots

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Nov 30 18:25:07 EST 2006

Am 30.11.2006 um 20:52 schrieb David Oliver:

> A colleague is reading a manuscript of mine produced in TeXShop via  
> pdftex 1-10a, pdf version 1.4

Your pdfTeX version seems to be very old – too old, to create a PDF  
file format of version 1.4 ...

There are "transparent" ways to transform a PDF file from pdfTeX: you  
can print it to PDF! I think since Mac OS 10.3.8 you get a print  
dialog form where you can choose the PDF button. And under this  
button a handful choices is buried. One promising option is "PDF-X" –  
you should try this.

And you should also try to find and describe how your pdfTeX output  
went to the Palm Pilot and which software was preparing the file for  
display, particularly which viewer application is being used and  
which version of PDF does it support. And please look into the LOG  
file of your PDF file. There you'll find in the beginning a line  
containing something like ``3.141592-1.30.4-2.2´´ – this is the TeX  
version followed by the pdfTeX version (1.30.4 in this case).



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