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Name Acrobat PDF 1.0 - Portable Document Format
Version 1.0
Other names PDF (1.0)
Identifiers MIME:  application/pdf
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  com.adobe.pdf
PUID:  fmt/14
Family  
Classification Page Description
Disclosure None
Description Portable Document Format is a platform-independent format for representing formatted documents, developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. It is the native format of Adobe’s Acrobat family of software products, version 1.0 corresponding to the release of Acrobat 1.0. PDF is based on, and shares the same imaging model as, the PostScript page description language. A PDF file comprises a Header section, a Body section containing the objects which make up the document, a Cross Reference Table, and a Trailer section. PDF files can contain a wide variety of content, including text, images, video and audio.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Big-endian (Motorola)
Related file formats Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (1a)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1:1999  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1:2001  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1a:2003  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 2:2003  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 3:2003  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1a:2001  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 3:2002  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2a)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2b)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2u)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3a)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3b)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3u)
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange PDF/X-4  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange PDF/X-4p  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange PDF/X-5g  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange PDF/X-5pg  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange PDF/X-5n  
Has lower priority than Acrobat PDF/E - Portable Document Format for Engineering PDF/E-1  
Has priority over TrueType Font  
Is previous version of Acrobat PDF 1.1 - Portable Document Format (1.1)
Technical Environment  
Released  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 22 Oct 2009
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