PDF Reference: Version 1.4, Third Edition / Edition 3

PDF Reference: Version 1.4, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Adobe Systems, Inc.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201758393

ISBN-13: 9780201758399

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

The official guide to the Portable Document Format.

This book details the most current specification of Adobe Systems' Portable Document Format (PDF), the de facto standard for electronic information exchange. PDF enables documents created on any platform or with any application to be reliably viewed and printed anywhere. More than 200 million copies of the

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Overview

The official guide to the Portable Document Format.

This book details the most current specification of Adobe Systems' Portable Document Format (PDF), the de facto standard for electronic information exchange. PDF enables documents created on any platform or with any application to be reliably viewed and printed anywhere. More than 200 million copies of the PDF-based Adobe Acrobat Reader application have been distributed around the world.

Updated and expanded specifically to document the new features of PDF 1.4, as incorporated into Acrobat 5.0 and Adobe's products for Network Publishing, the book introduces and explains all key aspects of the PDF format, including the Adobe imaging model and the relationship of PDF to the PostScript page description language and PDF architecture, syntax, graphics operators, fonts, and rendering. In addition, the book looks in depth at PDF's sophisticated interactive and document interchange features.

New to this edition is in-depth coverage of the new transparent imaging model, which allows text, images, and graphics to be painted with varying degrees of opacity. Other key topics covered include:

  • Tagged PDF for image and text recovery, search and indexing, and conversion to RTF, HTML, or even speech
  • Advanced JBIG2 image compression support
  • Improvements to bookmarking and annotations
  • Accessibility of content to those with disabilities
  • Enhancements to interactive forms, such as multiple-selection list boxes, XML form submissions, remote collaboration, and digital signatures
  • Metadata streams, a new metadata architecture

Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, PDF Reference, Third Edition is anessential resource for all developers writing programs that read or generate PDF files, and for any professional working with PDF in business, prepress, graphic design, or other applications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201758399
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
976
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Introduction.

About This Book.
Introduction to PDF 1.4 Features.
Related Publications.
Intellectual Property.

2. Overview.

Imaging Model.
Other General Properties.
Using PDF.
PDF and the PostScript Language.

3. Syntax.

Lexical Conventions.
Objects.
Filters.
File Structure.
Encryption.
Document Structure.
Content Streams and Resources.
Common Data Structures.
Functions.
File Specifications.

4. Graphics.

Graphics Objects.
Coordinate Systems.
Graphics State.
Path Construction and Painting.
Color Spaces.
Patterns.
External Objects.
Images.
Form XObjects.
PostScript XObjects.

5. Text.

Organization and Use of Fonts.
Text State Parameters and Operators.
Text Objects.
Introduction to Font Data Structures.
Simple Fonts.
Composite Fonts.
Font Descriptors.
Embedded Font Programs.
ToUnicode CMaps.

6. Rendering.

CIE-Based Color to Device Color.
Conversions among Device Color Spaces.
Transfer Functions.
Halftones.
Scan Conversion Details.

7. Transparency.

Overview of Transparency.
Basic Compositing Computations.
Transparency Groups.
Soft Masks.
Specifying Transparency in PDF.
Color Space and Rendering Issues.

8. Interactive Features.

Viewer Preferences.
Document-Level Navigation.
Page-Level Navigation.
Annotations.
Actions.
Interactive Forms.
Sounds.
Movies.

9. Document Interchange.

Procedure Sets.
Metadata.
File Identifiers.
Page-Piece Dictionaries.
Marked Content.
Logical Structure.
Tagged PDF.
Accessibility Support.
Web Capture.
Prepress Support.

Appendix A. Operator Summary.
Appendix B. Operators in Type 4 Functions.

Arithmetic Operators.
Relational, Boolean, and Bitwise Operators.
Conditional Operators.
Stack Operators.

Appendix C. Implementation Limits.

General Implementation Limits.
Implementation Limits Affecting Web Capture.

Appendix D. Character Sets and Encodings.

Latin Character Set and Encodings.
Expert Set and MacExpertEncoding.
Symbol Set and Encoding.
ZapfDingbats Set and Encoding.

Appendix E. PDF Name Registry.
Appendix F. Linearized PDF.

Background and Assumptions.
Linearized PDF Document Structure.
Hint Tables.
Access Strategies.

Appendix G. Example PDF Files.

Minimal PDF File.
Simple Text String Example.
Simple Graphics Example.
Page Tree Example.
Outline Hierarchy Example.
Updating Example.

Appendix H. Compatibility and Implementation Notes.

PDF Version Numbers.
Feature Compatibility.
Implementation Notes.

Bibliography.
Index.

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