## LaTeX forum ⇒ General ⇒ PDFTeX Warning: Found pdf version 1.5, allowed maximum 1.4 Topic is solved

LaTeX specific issues not fitting into one of the other forums of this category.
par
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Hello Folks,

I am using Texniccenter and graphicx package and the TeXify => PDF profile. I have pdf figures included in the document by using the \includegraphics command. The file compiles well and also gives the figures in the pdf output.

However, I get the warning as mentioned in the subject: PDFTeX Warning: Found pdf version 1.5, allowed maximum 1.4.

Just wanted to ask if it is all right to ignore this, or better, if there a way to fix this.

--- Par.

localghost
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The current version of pdflatex only generates the version 1.4 of PDF. It seems that version 1.5 is the one your PDF figures are provided in. To fix that warning, you may generate your PDF graphics also in the older version. This should be possible by choosing the right version when exporting from the software that generates the graphics. Note that this is only a warning. If the result is OK, you can keep it.
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sacaric
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In my experience the 1.5 figures work ok. So then is there an easy way to turn off that warning in teXnicCenter so that I can detect when other important warnings exist?

thanks,
sacaric

localghost
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sacaric wrote:[â€¦] So then is there an easy way to turn off that warning in teXnicCenter so that I can detect when other important warnings exist? [â€¦]

These warnings do not come from TeXnicCenter, but from the LaTeX compiler. Just generate your PDF files in version 1.4 for inclusion in LaTeX. Every software with the possibility of PDF export offers settings to choose the PDF version.
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rude
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Putting this at the top of the main .tex took care of the warnings for me.
`\pdfminorversion=5`

chkee77
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Hello,

For me, if I have a eps file, and when I convert it using Adobe 8 Pro directly (right click on the eps) it will convert into pdf 1.6 - you got no choice.

However, when I use Corel Draw 11 to open the eps file and then when I publish to PDF, I can choose the option as Acrobat 4.0. It will give you a pdf 1.3, which you can use without creating any warning.

More work, I know. But at least, it solve the warning issue.

Hope this help.

Cheers.

chkee
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ElleSaf61
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Hallo,

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and have the same problem with PDF 1.5 and 1.6. I found in a website to follow hereafter steps to remove the warning.

1. Find the configuration file (pdftex.cfg) of PDFTeX. For my MiKTeX installation it resides in "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\pdftex\config"
2. Open the file in a text editor.
3. Find the line "pdf_minorversion 4" and change 4 to 5.
4. Save the file and update the format setting (MiKTeX 2.x -> Settings -> Update Formats). Now compile the file once again.

I am opening the file (pdftex.cfg) with Notepad, however I can not save the modification. It gave the error that can't create "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\pdftex\config". Any idea what I am doing wrong?

Elle

brettrjones2
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Thanks rude!

It worked for me.
\pdfminorversion=5

Ailicec
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Thanks...I had this problem today for 1.6 vs 1.5 and it worked perfectly (saying version 6 instead of 5)