XMP embedding for pdflatex

Maarten Sneep has created a pdflatex macro for embedding XMP in PDF files generated from LaTeX source, the de facto standard for scientific documents. As Maarten’s documentation points out, one may obtain XMP suitable for embedding via choose license process.

We have a tech challenge calling for Creative Commons and XMP support in open source applications. Follow Maarten’s lead!

Update: The software above is available via CTAN: the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network. The package is called xmpincl (the second link in this post points to a CTAN mirror). Also of note, xmpincl is licensed under the CC-GNU GPL.

11 thoughts on “XMP embedding for pdflatex”

  1. I also would be interested in the latex source for the legalcode for cc-by, if it were to be made available. I would like to make a little sewn booklet explaining and including this licence.

  2. I just use a simple font drawing:

    textcircled{begin{footnotesize}ccend{footnotesize}}
    Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike
    Some Rights Reserved

  3. I can manage to include the XMP information in the PDF file, but I can’t manage to view it in the Document properties inside Adobe Reader 8.1.2. Any idea of why this happens? Any solution?

  4. I can manage to include the XMP information in the PDF file, but I can’t manage to view it in the Document properties inside Adobe Reader 8.1.2. Any idea of why this happens? Any solution?

  5. “one may obtain XMP suitable for embedding via choose license process.”
    I can’t find how to get the XMP via the “choose a license process.”

  6. I’m using Latex + xmpincl package to embed my CC license in the resulting PDF file. The License packet is embedded in the file (I can see it using a text editor on the pdf file), but cannot see it in any document property using Acrobat Reader 9.4 Pro (using the More Metadata button) or the plain one.
    Any idea?
    Thanks for the help!
    mario

  7. The XMP contains machine readable information. For human readable information :
    – put small icons in your doc, either by including pictures (http://creativecommons.org/about/downloads/) or icons (package ccicons)
    – fill the metadata of your pdf file with something like this in your preamble

    ifpdf
    pdfinfo {
    /Title (My document)
    /Author (Me – CC-Licence : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/)
    /Subject (Human readable CC Licence)
    /Keywords (pdfLaTeX, CC, licence, XMP)
    }
    fi

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