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date: 08 February 2023

PDF (Portable Document Format) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Publishing
Author(s):

Adrian Bullock,

Chris Jennings,

Nicola Timbrell

A unique digital file format based on the PostScript page description language that integrates all the information required to display and print a document. The file can include the layout of all of the elements on the pages; the text and the graphics. It can also include the fonts, colour profiles, interactive elements, rich media, and annotations. The PDF can be independent of any software and is an open format used to deliver ‘print-ready’ content to a printer.... ...

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