PDF reference: Adobe portable document format, version 1.3
Adobe Acrobat PDF is the #1 solution for cross-platform exchange of formatted files -- and with Acrobat 4.0/PDF 1.3, PDF becomes an even more powerful solution for secure Web document delivery, prepress, and other key applications. PDF Reference, Second Edition is Adobe's authoritative technical guide to the PDF format: essential for any developer who wants to write programs that read or generate PDF files, and for any advanced user who needs to understand PDF files in depth. Adobe engineers introduce every key aspect of the PDF format, including the relationship of PDF to PostScript; the Adobe imaging model; file compression; font handling; and PDF architecture. The book covers all four components of a PDF file: objects, file structure, document structure, and page description. It contains practical recommendations for optimizing PDF files; detailed coverage of new PDF 1.3 features such as encryption and Web capture; and much more. Appendices include example PDF files, predefined font encodings, compatibility notes, language and country codes, and other essential information for developers and advanced users.
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Adobe algorithm annotation Appendix H array Optional ASCII bytes CHAPTER character codes CIDFont clipping path CMap CMYK color components color values compression content stream cross-reference table Decode Default value defined device color DeviceCMYK DeviceN color space DeviceRGB dictionary describes dictionary KEY TYPE dictionary Optional Domain embedded file encoding encryption entries specific even-odd rule example field file specification filter flag font program form XObject format glyph graphics objects graphics state parameter halftone hexadecimal hint table identifier implementation note indirect reference input integer interactive form KEY TYPE VALUE Lab color space mapping marked-content sequence matrix name tree object number Open Prepress Interface operands output device painting operators parameter dictionary pattern PDF document PDF file PDF object pixels Portable Document Format PostScript range rectangle represent resource dictionary sample shading dictionary specified stroking Syntax tion transformation TrueType Type 1 font Unicode Uniform Resource Locators updated user space width