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Quick Fix PDF Conversion for Manuscript Central

There seem to be a long time known bug on Manuscript Central when you try to upload a paper generated with a recent LaTeX version.  When trying to upload a PDF with version < 1.4  the following error appears :

Our apologies, but the file(s) main.pdf (PDF Copy) failed to convert to the appropriate pdf and/or html file for review. You may either try uploading the file(s) again in 20 minutes, or contact the Support Team for further assistance. The Support contact information can be found by clicking the “Get Help Now” link in the upper right corner of this page. Read More …

Unfortunately MC only accepts PDFs with version 1.4 and 1.3, so the easiest way to fix your PDFs is to force the version of your LaTeX manuscript using  the following command at the start of your manuscript :

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

Before:

PDF Version1.5

PDF Version1.5

After :

PDF Version1.4

PDF Version1.4

The PDF should now be accepted without any problems.

 

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