[Dev-luatex] Modify PDF file attributes

TeXWorld texworld at laposte.net
Sun Dec 7 20:27:32 CET 2008

Hans Hagen a écrit :
> TeXWorld wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I use the \pdfinfo primitive to manage meta datas in pdf files when I 
>> use pdflatex.
>> However, I'd like to manage :
>> -printing option : authorized or not
>> -pages extracting : authorized or not
>> -protection...
>> How can I do this ?
>> I heard that it was possible to do this with old versions of pdftex 
>> but these kinds of features were removed from it because it
>> didn't work very well.
>> I would like to know if these features will appear again and, why 
>> not, in LuaTeX ?
> optimizations are best done after the document is created and not on 
> the fly (ghostscript can do it)
> the code was removed because it was too much interwoven an 
> unmaintainable; also, such features have to be under complete user 
> control if only because other features (\pdfobj etc) might demand such 
> control; when the luatex backend code is redone (2009/2010)we might 
> provide hooks for users (macro packages) to implement such features
> Hans
Yes it would be cool to allow packages like hyperref for example (or 
others) to set printing options ...

Thank you for answering fast.


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