PDF/X-1a:2001 format for POD

I am about to use Lightning Source (part of Ingram distributers) for printing my hard cover books so I can get them into the library system. They require a PDF format of PDF/X-1a:2001, which seems to be only available in Adobe Professional version 6 or higher. The format uses imbedded fonts and only takes CYMK for illustrations.
Create Space (amazon) does not require this format yet but it would reduce errors when printing POD with them. I have produced several e-books with your programe and this would be the next step for independent publishers.
Is this a setting you could incorporate into Scrivener.


To generate a PDF/X-1a:2001, you will need Adobe Acrobat Pro installed. Then:

  1. Go to compile your project for “Print”.

  2. In the print panel that appears, click on the “PDF” button.

  3. Select “Save as Adobe PDF”.

  4. Automator will launch and a panel will appear. In the panel, select “PDF/X-1a:2001” for the “Adobe PDF Settings” and then click on “Continue” to go ahead and save your file.

All the best,