PDF Reference: Adobe Portable Document Format Version 1.4

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Adobe Systems
Addison-Wesley, 2001 - Computers - 945 pages
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-- Practical recommendations for application developers who want to generate efficient PDF files.

-- New PDF 1.4 features: Tagged PDF, Referenced PDF, PDF Metadata Architecture, forms enhancements, JBIG2 support, and more.

-- Example files, predefined font encodings, PDF page-marking operators, and other essential information.

Adobe Acrobat PDF is the #1 solution for cross-platform exchange of formatted files -- and with Acrobat 5.0/PDF 1.4 PDF becomes even more powerful. Reflecting Adobe's latest enhancements, The PDF Reference, Third Edition Version 1.4 is the definitive technical guide to PDF 1.4. 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, and contains practical recommendations for optimizing PDF files. It also introduces Tagged PDF, which allows reliable recovery of text, graphics, and images in PDF documents, supports reliable search and indexing, and enables conversion to RTF, HTML, or even speech. Other key topics include: advanced JBIG2 image compression support; improvements to bookmarking and annotations; new trigger events; forms enhancements; new metadata architecture; and Referenced PDF, which allows PDF documents to reference each others' content. This book is essential for any developer writing programs that read or generate PDF files, and for any support professional or advanced user working with PDF in business, prepress, graphic design, workflow, or other environments. The CD contains the entire textof the book in PDF.

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Adobe Systems Incorporated, founded in 1982, is a leading provider of graphic design, publishing, and imaging software for Web and print production, and the second-largest desktop software company in the world. The company builds award-winning software solutions for Web and graphic designers, professional publishers, document-intensive organizations, business users, and consumers.


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