[NTG-pdftex] warning messages

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Feb 26 22:19:29 CET 2007


Hi,
I just got the warning message:

pdfTeX warning (Object streams): \pdfobjcompresslevel > 0 requires
\pdfminorversion > 4. Object streams disabled now.

maybe the last sentence should be changed to:

      Object stream compression disabled now.

It's confusing that there are stream objects and object streams and
that object streams become stream objects when object stream
compression is applied and object stream compression cannot be applied
to stream objects, and so on.

The expression "compression disabled" tells people that nothing will
be missing in the generated PDF file, something will just not be
compressed.  But who knows what "object streams" are and what happens
if they are disabled?  Should TeX users be bothered with this
low-level stuff?

Regards,
  Reinhard

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