Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

PDF File Format

2 problems with corrupt PDF data streams

Part of the PDF file format is the ability to compress large chunks of binary data (fonts, image data, etc) using a variety of...
Mark Stephens
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Understanding the PDF File format – Form XObjects

Form XObjects (not be confused with forms which are buttons, checkboxes, buttons, etc) are an advanced feature of the PDF file format. They can...
Mark Stephens
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Understanding the PDF file format – the color white…

White is a special color in the PDF file format. This is because of the way different colours work in the PDF file format....
Mark Stephens
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Make Your Own PDF – Part 2b: Create your…

This article is part of a 7 part series to create a hello world PDF. Click here to visit the series index. In this...
Daniel
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Make your own PDF file – Part 2: Structure…

This article is part of a 7 part series to create a hello world PDF. Click here to visit the series index. Before we...
Daniel
2 min read