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Name Acrobat PDF 1.7 - Portable Document Format
Version 1.7
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/pdf
PUID:  fmt/276
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Classification Page Description
Disclosure  
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 1.7 corresponding to the release of Acrobat 8.0 and 9.0. 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.
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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 (1b)
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 subsequent version of Acrobat PDF 1.6 - Portable Document Format (1.6)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2a)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2b)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (2u)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3a)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3b)
Is supertype of Acrobat PDF/A - Portable Document Format (3u)
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Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 19 Jul 2010
Source description DROID 5.0 research.
Last updated 19 Jul 2010
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