PDF reference: Adobe portable document format version 1.4
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 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 text of the book in PDF.
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Acrobat Distiller Additional entries specific Adobe Acrobat Adobe imaging model Adobe's algorithm Appendix H application program array ASCII binary data bytes carriage return CCITT CHAPTER character set CMap color component Compact Font Format compression method cross-reference table Default value describes description language document interchange encoded data encrypted end-of-line endstream Entries common example file format File Structure filter Font Format glyph graphics objects halftone header hexadecimal hint table image data implementation limit implementation note Incremental Updates indirect object information dictionary integer interactive JBIG2 JPEG keyword length LZWDecode marker object number optional parameters page description language painting operators parameter dictionary PDF document PDF file contains PDF viewer application pixels pixels per inch Plate Portable Document Format PostScript language predictor function raster output device representation represented sampled images segment sequence Standard structure types stream dictionary string Syntax tion Type 1 Font users white-space characters