Meet IEEE Xplore® Requirements

Ensure your paper is published accurately.

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Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check that your paper is compliant with the requirements of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. PDF eXpress checks for:

  1. PDF version 1.4 (Acrobat 5) or later but not Acrobat 9, X, or XI
  2. Created with PDF distiller; scanning is not permitted
  3. All fonts are embedded or subset so that mathematics appear as intended and so that text is searchable
  4. No password or other security settings
  5. No bookmarks or links
  6. No crop marks, registration marks, date stamps, timestamps, or any other mark that does not appear in the official version of the paper
  7. No PostScript settings that override the settings file
  8. No PDF attachments
  9. Not a PDF Package or Merged PDF

Please note that not all conferences use PDF eXpress. If your conference does use this tool, you will receive an invitation email with a customized link to give you access to the tool.

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