# Export to pdf /vt

As a writer of books and articles which contains lots of graphics in color, and which are both in print and eBook formats, I'm suggested to send my documents, (which I write in Libreoffice) in the PDF /VT format. Can Libreoffice export to that format.

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The pdf VT standard is defined by ISO 16612-2, and I don't think LibO supports it.
But I also don't think you need the "V" (variable data). Whether you need the "T" (transactional printing) may depend on specifica I don't know about.
How did you deliver your scripts up to date? Were there problems with the pdf format you used?

( 2019-05-07 16:45:18 +0200 )edit

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When I look under File Export as > Export As PDF > General I see PDF/A-1a (ISO 19005-1). I do not see PDF/VT in my options. If this helps then please tick the answer (✔) ...and/or show you like it with an uptick (∧)

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I only see an 'export to pdf', without any mentioning which of the eight PDF formats. The suggestion I got to use the pdf VT was based on the experience of a few people that the VT would give less bad formatting when the PDF is exported to movable eBook format.

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( 2019-05-07 18:44:10 +0200 )edit

Don't know whether its bad or not... :-) I simply don't understand what is told there. See my question... I was suggested that ... etc. and because I would like to try that out, I asked if my favorite wordprocessor could do that export. As I understand here, LibO can't, so that's it. Because I still want to try it out, I've to seek for another tool. Because I don't understand the technical info, I would like to compare my existing PDFs with that VT ones to see possible differences.

( 2019-05-07 18:55:30 +0200 )edit

Well you talked of "eight PDF formats". Not knowing myself about such details (and not finding affirmative information) I supposed you were technically better informed insofar.
Research and tests, however, if feasible and time is avaiaböle, is a good idea anyway.
You should probably not omit a test of the direct .epub export.

( 2019-05-07 19:29:55 +0200 )edit