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  Portable Document Format (PDF)
A Portable Document Format (pdf) file is a self-contained cross-platform document.
Although they contain the complete formatting of the original document, including fonts and images, PDF files are highly compressed, allowing complex information to be downloaded efficiently.
Because pdf format allows the reliable reproduction of published material on many different platforms (requiring only the use of free reader software), it is a way to conveniently and quickly disseminate information including text, tables, and graphics.
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 Portable Document Format
The portable document format (pdf) is a file format designed to address some particular problems brought to publication by the digital age.
The pdf offers consistency and universality for presentation of content, independent of native file format and source—that means, regardless of whether the original file was produced on a Mac or a PC, or whether it was produced in Microsoft Word, Adobe Pagemaker, or Macromedia Freehand.
When you have invested careful effort in producing a perfect document, perhaps one with extensive formatting, charts, graphs, and pictures, the details of the formatting can be lost as soon as the document is passed on to another user on another machine or who has a different printer.
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  What is Portable Document Format? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: PDF
PDF is also an abbreviation for the Netware Printer Definition File.
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else.
PDF files are especially useful for documents such as magazine articles, product brochures, or flyers in which you want to preserve the original graphic appearance online.
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 Portable Document Format - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2D document (and, with the advent of Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics that compose the document.
PDF is also an open standard in the sense that anyone may create applications that read and write PDF files without having to pay royalties to Adobe Systems.
PDF was selected as the "native" metafile format for Mac OS X, replacing the PICT format of the earlier Mac OS.
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 PDF (Portable Document Format)
PDF is the only format that allows pages to be processed independently of one another, allowing document pages to be recombined to create new products and facilitating easy movement of jobs among impositions and presses.
PDF files are also less troublesome to RIP, in part because a PDF packages the instructions and definitions needed to image within each page unit, not at the start of a long document as do PostScript files.
PDF evolution has seen the addition of keyword searchability, bookmarking, annotation, and forms capabilities, lending the potential for interactivity to the final PDF document.
www.weandrews.com /wwwRRD/Markets/BookPublishing/Prepare/PDF.asp   (657 words)

  
 About Portable Document Format (PDF)
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a manner that is independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents.
PDF on the other hand is strictly concerned with describing the content of a document such that the original intention of its author is fully preserved.
Enlarging a PDF document magnifies the text but preserves the original layout and spacing; a practical limit on zooming follows from the requirement to keep a text column within the width of the screen (otherwise horizontal scrolling would be needed during and after reading each line, which would be very cumbersome).
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 Portable Document Format (PDF)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The advantage of PDF is that it can display a highly formatted document, such as a newsletter, report, or book, and retain the look and feel of the printed document.
PDF files are compressed so the file size is usually smaller than the original document file.
Another problem with PDF results from the fact that a PDF file is a graphic image and so information contained within cannot be accessed by non-graphical browsers such as Lynx or screen readers for the blind.
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 InfoFormat.com - Portable Document Format
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a manner that is independent of the original application software, hardware, and operating system used to create those documents.
PDF contains already-interpreted results of the PostScript source code, so it is less computation-intensive and faster to open, and there is a more direct correspondence between changes to items in the PDF page description and changes to the resulting appearance of the page.
PDF was selected as the "native" metafile format for Mac OS X, replacing the PICT format of the earlier Mac OS.
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 About Portable Document Format (PDF) Files | US EPA
PDF documents maintain the look of the original document, and they can be viewed on any Macintosh, PC, or Unix computer.
You will know that it is properly installed as a helper application if you see the PDF file in the browser window, with a row of special Reader buttons along the top of the viewing screen.
They convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by a number of common screen reader programs.
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 About Portable Document Format (PDF) Files | US EPA
HTML (the code behind Web pages) cannot maintain all the original formatting and presentation of many documents.
PDF documents maintain the look of the original document, and they can be viewed on any Macintosh, PC, or Unix computer.
They convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by a number of common screen reader programs.
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 PDF information: What is PDF?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PDF can be used for electronics forms in which the filled-in data can be stored in a data base.
PDF supports a number of sophisticated compression algorithms as well as a clever file structure to keep the file size of PDF files down to an absolute minimum.
PDF tries to be everything to everybody, meaning that it may not be as efficient for a specific task than a tool optimized for that task.
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 Portable Document Format   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The PDF format is modeled after the PostScript language and is both device and resolution independent.
Worksheets and homework assignments in the PDF format can be viewed, navigated and printed from a workstation using the freely available Acrobat Reader software from Adobe.
This format reproduces the documents precisely as they were originally composed, provides built-in compression, is supported by all popular operating systems and is compatible with nearly any contemporary printer.
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PDF is a file format that retains a document's true formatting across platforms and is useful for documents with complex formatting such as newsletters or financial statements.
PDF files can be viewed and printed exactly as the author intended using a free PDF file reader.
This is an utility to bypass the security on PDF documents (of course, you should have the right to do it, for example, in case of forgotten user/owner password).
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 Portable Document Format at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That means that the process of turning PDF back into a graphic is a matter of simply reading the description, rather than running a program in the PS interpreter.
PDF on the other hand is strictly concerned with describing the content of a document such that the original intention of its author is fully preserved.
In the map [3] the blue of the sea is not "filled" neatly to the vector graphics coast line, but just part of the raster graphics layer, giving a cruder result (noticeable when highly zoomed in).
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 PDF File Format Support - LEADTOOLS' PDF (Portable Document Format) Support   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PDF support is included with the LEADTOOLS PDF Plug-in which is an add-on module for all LEADTOOLS Toolkits with the exception of LEADTOOLS Multimedia and extends support for PDF, Postscript, and EPS formats.
A PDF file will look the same on the screen and in print regardless of what kind of machine you are using or which software package was used to create that file.
One major advantage of PDF is that a large document can be compressed small enough to download very quickly, and still displays content as if you were looking at the original source such as a book or magazine.
www.leadtools.com /SDK/Raster/Formats/Raster-Format-PDF.htm   (260 words)

  
 Portable Document Format
PDF is used because it maintains the original look and feel of large documents, and allows us to place more publications on the web in a quick and efficient manner.
This allows a pdf document to be read by a screen reader for greater accessibility.
A Zip format allows either extremely large files, or files created in formats no longer widely used, to be combined and compressed and thus downloaded with more speed and ease.
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 About Portable Document Format Files   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Portable Document software takes in a document's images, graphics, tables and text with applied bold, underlining, italics, font sizes and appearances, and creates a specially coded file.
PDF files can contain a Table of Contents which is "hot" so clicking any entry takes you directly to a spot in a multiple-page document.
To use a PDF file, a reader program (or browser plug-in) must be installed on your machine to display, print, and navigate through the Portable Document Format file.
www.shakespeare-ce.com /aboutpdf.html   (294 words)

  
 PDF (Portable Document Format)
PDF (Portable Document Format), developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, is described by Adobe as a general document representation language.
PDF was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, which makes the specification available openly and at no charge.
PDF builds on the PostScript page description language by layering a document structure and interactive navigation features on PostScript's underlying imaging model, providing a convenient, efficient mechanism enabling documents to be reliably viewed and printed anywhere.
www.digitalpreservation.gov /formats/fdd/fdd000030.shtml   (546 words)

  
 PDF (Portable Document Format)
The final PDF document can also be viewed on screen, presenting the opportunity to inspect for missing fonts or images and giving a good impression of how the page will look when it is output.
PDF is the only format that allows pages to be processed independently of one another, allowing document pages to be recombined to create new products and facilitating easy movement of jobs among impositions and presses.
PDF files are also less troublesome to RIP, in part because a PDF packages the instructions and definitions needed to image within each page unit, not at the start of a long document as do PostScript files.
www.rrdonnelley.com /wwwRRD/Markets/BookPublishing/Prepare/PDF.asp   (657 words)

  
 Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) - ACAAI
Portable Document Format (PDF) is another method for displaying content on the WWW.
Furthermore, printing a PDF file to a laser or color printer should produce a document which appears very much like the original.
In order to view a PDF file, you must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Web site for free (other download sites are also listed).
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 PDF FAQ // Journals of The American Physical Society
Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a device independent and resolution independent document format.
A PDF may contain text, graphics, links, forms, security features, or other types of embedded contents that can be handled using plug-ins.
Because the PDF is produced from scanned images, you won't be able to search the PDF for words as you may be accustomed to doing with our other electronic offerings.
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 Portable Document Format
PDF is a file format that preserves the fonts, formatting, colours, and graphics of a source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it.
Although there are advantages with PDF (the ability to print out faithful copies of paper documents for reading off-line; graphic design tools are able to output PDF), it also has many disadvantages.
A PDF document is a standalone entity - extra work has to be done to link it to other pages on the site.
www.hants.gov.uk /hantsweb/standards/style/pdf.html   (351 words)

  
 About Portable Document Format Files on Geopubs
Portable Document Format is one of the more common file types that make up publications on geopubs.
In general, PDFs are provided for onscreen viewing, but we also use PDF as a reliable way to print page-size documents.
If you already have a copy of Acrobat Reader version 4.0, you will need to download the Adobe Acrobat Access for Windows version 4.05 to read PDF documents, which is also available on their text-only website.
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 About Portable Document Format Files   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Files labeled PDF have been produced with Portable Document software, in order to make them display reasonably close to their paper counterparts on almost any computer, and print reasonably well to almost any printer.
PDF files can contain a Table of Contents which is "hot" so clicking any entry takes you directly to a spot in a multiple-page document.
To use a PDF file, a reader program (or browser plug-in) must be installed on your machine to display, print, and navigate through the Portable Document Format file.
www.shakespeare-ef.com /aboutpdf.html   (294 words)

  
 Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - www.tceq.state.tx.us
PDF (Portable Document Format) is an electronic portable document file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else.
Sometimes, especially when it is a large documents, it is a good idea to save the document to your computer first, and then view the document from your computer, as opposed to viewing it online.
PDF files are especially useful for documents like articles, product brochures, topic papers, or flyers in which you want to preserve the original graphic appearance online.
www.tceq.state.tx.us /help/site/help_pdf.html   (779 words)

  
 Portable Document Format: An aid to document swapping Network World - Find Articles
PDF is based on a 7-bit ASCII code and Adobe's PostScript page-description language, a near-universal technology for interfacing disparate operating systems and applications to printers.
PDF documents retain their original layout, with the text, graphics and photographs appearing at the highest resolution available on the recipient's monitor, printer or other output device.
PDF files may be transmitted across the network through a user's existing file-sharing, file-transfer, electronic mail or other transports, or manually via CD-ROMs, diskettes or other storage media.
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 Portable Document Format -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a proprietary file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing two dimensional documents in a device independent and resolution independent format.
In later PDF revisions, a PDF document can also support links (inside document or web page), forms, JavaScript[3] (initially available as plugin for Acrobat 3.0), or any other types of embedded contents that can be handled using plug-ins.
Planet PDF — Extensive archive of articles about using and developing for the PDF format.
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