Adobe Portable Document Format .PDF File Description

Portable Document Format .PDF is a file format used for document exchange. PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents. PDF was created by Adobe Systems. PDF files can be imported and exported. PDF files can also be printed to a PDF printer.

File Structure

A .PDF file consists primarily of eight object types.

  • Boolean values, representing true or false

  • Numbers

  • Strings

  • Names

  • Arrays, ordered collections of objects

  • Dictionaries, collections of objects indexed by Names

  • Streams, usually containing large amounts of data

  • The Null object

Import Options Dialog

See PDF Import Options Dialog

Import Automation Options

See PDF Adobe Import Automation Options

Export Options Dialog

Use the File | Export command to export as a PDF (Raster) (*.PDF) file or a PDF (Vector) (*.PDF) file. Alternately, you can use the File | Print command to print to a PDF driver if you have one installed.

Export Automation Options

See Bitmap Export Automation Options for raster PDF file export or PDF Vector Export Automation Options for additional information.

See Also

PDF Import Options

PDF Import Automation Options

PDF Vector Export Options

PDF Vector Export Automation Options

PDF Raster Export Options

PDF Raster Export Automation Options

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