Critical PDF label specifications for electronic submission
Current as of June 2007
Refer to "Specifications for Text PDF Product Labels" for full description of all requirements for submitting labels in PDF format.
|Conversion to PDF||PDF must be created directly from electronic source document.
DO NOT SCAN PAPER LABELS (with or without optical character recognition).
|Goal is to create a text PDF rather than an image PDF to allow for text comparison. Do not submit scanned label images.|
|PDF Version||PDF Version 1.4 or higher
|Font Embedding||Embed all fonts
When embedding fails: cancel job
|Goal is to embed all fonts used in document to ensure correct formatting, appearance, and printing of document. It is recommended that the PDF be created on the same computer on which the original source document was created so the same non-proprietary fonts are available. Using the "when embedding fails - cancel job" option will make it obvious when font problems exist (often due to proprietary fonts). Do NOT use proprietary fonts.
|Security||Do not use any security on the PDF.
||Goal is to enable EPA to compare PDF files, mark comments on PDF label, and print.|
|File Naming Convention - Product Label||Finished PDF text label file MUST use this file name format:
Note: use leading zeros to fill co#, prod#, and yyyymmdd fields (but do not use spaces)