I was asked to create a PDF/X-4 compliant PDF from FrameMaker.
The corresponding joboptions file is in my FrameMaker Roaming folder:
In an Adobe video it was said to copy this joboptions file into the Adobe PDF folder:
However, Distiller does not list this joboptions file.
What do I have to do? I restarted everything, but Distiller does not show the PDF/X4 joboptions.
When I tried to add the joboptions manually in Distiller in Settings | Adobe PDF Settings, then I get an error message:
Adobe PDF Settings file read error in: c:\Users\myusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\16\Additional_PDF_Settings\PDFX4.joboptions
I have administrator privileges. Acrobat and FrameMaker are the latest updates.
Try the forum for FrameMaker.
Thank you very much for this suggestion.
That's what I did first. And in the FrameMaker forum they suggested to ask here 😉
FrameMaker does show the new joboptions. Only Distiller does not.
Is the joboptions folder, which I listed above, the correct one?
is not the correct folder.
As said above I had pasted the joboptions file for PDF/X-4 here:
Is this the correct folder for new joboptions for the Distiller?
Distiller cannot make PDF/X-4 files. This is not a limitation of Distiller so much as a limitation of PostScript. You could however, make a PDF/X-3 file, and use Acrobat's preflight to save it as a PDF/X-4 if there is no other choice in this. (It would not be better, but might pass the tests).
Thank you very much for this info! Now I know.
Still I think that Distiller should list the joboptions file, even when it will throw an error later.
I managed to create the PDF/X-4 PDF file with FrameMaker's own PDF engine. (In the beginning I had thought that I had to use the PostScript route.) When I checked this with the Acrobat Preflight tool, there were only very few minor issues. As you suggested I saved this as PDF/X-4 again, and then everything seemed to be fine.