[tex-live] Set PDF file version

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jun 15 18:12:37 CEST 2009

Am Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:33:17 +0200 schrieb Steven Woody:

>> My pdflatex produces pdf files with version number of 1.5.  For some
>> reason, I want to change the pdf version number to 1.4.  Because
>> texlive-2008 does not have a pdftex.cfg file, so I guess I should go
>> for the pdftexconfig.tex file.  But after opened the file, I don't
>> know what option I should touch:

> Then after more searchings, I tried put \pdfminorversion=4 into the
> pdftexconfig.tex.  But nothing changes on my generated PDF files.  Do
> I use the correct method? And, will the pdftexconfig.tex immediately
> take effect after modified?

In miktex pdftexconfig.tex is generated automatically from
pdftex.cfg before the format generation. So changing it wouldn't
work, miktex people have to change pdftex.cfg. _If_ you can change
it in TeXLive it will have an effect only if you regenerate the
format files. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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