Adobe PDF Reference Guide

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The FDA requires that drug approvals be submitted in this format, and U.S. federal courts request that it be used for electronic case filing. We're talking, of course, about PDF (or Portable Document Format), and with more than 600 million copies of its reader (Adobe Acrobat) downloaded, and governments and enterprises around the world using it to streamline document management, chances are you'll be called to develop for it as well. This comprehensive reference makes sure you're ready! Containing all of the info...

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Overview

The FDA requires that drug approvals be submitted in this format, and U.S. federal courts request that it be used for electronic case filing. We're talking, of course, about PDF (or Portable Document Format), and with more than 600 million copies of its reader (Adobe Acrobat) downloaded, and governments and enterprises around the world using it to streamline document management, chances are you'll be called to develop for it as well. This comprehensive reference makes sure you're ready! Containing all of the info from previous editions, plus new material on what's been added to PDF Version 1.5, this essential guide makes a highly technical subject accessible and intelligible. You'll find complete coverage of all major aspects of the format┬┐imaging model, architecture, syntax, graphics, operators, fonts, and rendering--as well as highly readable explanations of its interactive and multimedia features, transparency capabilities, intellectual property issues, and more. The first and last word on the most current PDF spec from the people who know it best: Adobe!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780321304742
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 1/14/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1248
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 2.45 (d)

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The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Overview 9
Ch. 3 Syntax 23
Ch. 4 Graphics 163
Ch. 5 Text 357
Ch. 6 Rendering 447
Ch. 7 Transparency 483
Ch. 8 Interactive features 547
Ch. 9 Multimedia features 711
Ch. 10 Document interchange 769
App. A Operator summary 913
App. B Operators in type 4 functions 917
App. C Implementation limits 919
App. D Character sets and encodings 923
App. E PDF name registry 937
App. F Linearized PDF 939
App. G Example PDF files 975
App. H Compatibility and implementation notes 1001
App. I Computation of object digests 1037
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