PDF Specification

Who decides what is in the PDF file specification?

This used to be a really easy question to answer – Adobe. The PDF file format was invented by the co-founder of Adobe (John...
Mark Stephens
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How do PDF files manage limitless position accuracy of…

PDF files are versatile creatures; when generated correctly they will happily display flawlessly on any platform, and they can handle being scaled both in...
Leon Atherton
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Interesting PDF bugs – Missing image data

After a brief absence, we are a back with a bang! Today’s PDF is a very nasty PDF allegedly created with these tools Creator...
Mark Stephens
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Why writing a PDF parser is such a ‘challenging’…

In theory the PDF file format is specified in detail and is very precise. In practise, you meet alsorts of ‘interesting problems’ – the...
Mark Stephens
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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
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