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PDF/X-4:2008 in Adobe CS5.5+??


12:04 pm
December 6, 2012

Ruwen Bornheimer

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Hi everyone,


I'm part of a german medium-sized company and we're about to bring in PDF/X-4 as our new standard in prepress. But our digital-print section is just able to process PDF v. 1.3 / 1.4 (Acrobat 4 / 5) flawlessly. So – my problem is, that in our Adobe Suite (we got some Macs with CS 5.5 and some allready upgraded to CS 6) there's just the PDF/X-4:2010 standard available as the last export function, which means that a PDF v. 1.6 (Acrobat 7) will be created, what implements potential sources of error in our print-section. We use to export directly out of InDesign. Is there a way to add the "old" PDF/X-4:2008 standard in InDesign CS 5.5 / CS 6, by any chance? Then we'd be able to create a PDF v 1.4 instead, but with the advantages of the X4-standard – instead of to writing a PDF/X-1a to gain a lower PDF-version than 1.6. :confused:

Thanks for prospective comments, I hope you're able to help me.


3:03 pm
December 8, 2012

Olaf Drümmer


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