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The '''PDF''' format is a standard from [[Adobe]] Inc. and is widely available on the web. Each file begins with the string <tt>%PDF</tt>. Each block ends with the letters <tt>EOF</tt>, but there can be multiple <tt>EOF</tt>'s in a single file (this often confuses programs like [[foremost]] that search for footers).
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The '''Portable Document Format''' ('''PDF''') is a proprietary document format from [[Adobe]] Inc. It is widely available on the web.
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== Format ==
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Each file begins with the string <tt>%PDF</tt>. Each block ends with the letters <tt>EOF</tt>, but there can be multiple <tt>EOF</tt>'s in a single file (this often confuses programs like [[foremost]] that search for footers).
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== Metadata ==
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The metadata (or parts of it) can be extracted with [[pdfinfo]], a utility which is part of the [[xpdf]] package.
  
 
== External Links ==  
 
== External Links ==  
  
 
* [http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/pdf/index_reference.html Adobe PDF Reference]
 
* [http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/pdf/index_reference.html Adobe PDF Reference]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF Wikipedia article on PDF]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF Wikipedia: PDF]

Revision as of 05:36, 30 March 2006

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a proprietary document format from Adobe Inc. It is widely available on the web.

Format

Each file begins with the string %PDF. Each block ends with the letters EOF, but there can be multiple EOF's in a single file (this often confuses programs like foremost that search for footers).

Metadata

The metadata (or parts of it) can be extracted with pdfinfo, a utility which is part of the xpdf package.

External Links