[tex-live] PDF 1.5 by default in TL 2010

Leo sdl.web at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 11:18:21 CET 2010

On 2010-01-11 04:47 +0000, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Set \pdfminorversion=5 in your documents but don't expect any
> improvement.
> If you want to create smaller files, read the pdfTeX manual and look
> for "object stream compression".  Simply switching to PDF-1.5 is
> absolutely worthless.  You have to enable the features provided by the
> PDF-1.5 spec explicitly.  I tried "object stream compression" already
> and came to the conclusion that compressing these tiny things isn't
> worth the effort at all.  You only save a few bytes but your PDF file
> is incompatible with older versions of Adobe Reader then.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

Thank you.

Indeed for pdftex I haven't seen much difference as suggested by other
posts in this thread.


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