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

Understanding the PDF file format – OCR PDF files

Some PDF files are generated from scanning in pages as images, and these have their own unique quirks. Sometimes, the original book copy is...
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Understanding the PDF file format – Layers

One of the really cool features about PDF files is that they are not a boring, static file format – they can interact with...
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What new PDF developers need to know

We had a discussion last week about what tips would help new developers get to grips when starting to work with PDF files. Here...
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Understanding the PDF file format – Color

Color is a complex topic in PDF. This article helps to explain how it works. Color in PDF files Color can be defined in...
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Understanding the PDF file format – How Are Images…

How are images stored? When I was learning the PDF file format, I found Images could be quite a complex topic in PDF so...
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