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Name Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1:1999
Other names PDF/X-1:1999
Identifiers MIME:  application/pdf
PUID:  fmt/144
Classification Page Description
Description PDF/X was developed by the Committee for Graphics Arts Technologies Standards (CGATS) and Adobe. This 'exchange standard' format is based on Adobe's PDF specification and includes additional notes specifically for delivery of high quality colour advertisements. A subset of the PDF specification, and an application standard as well as a file format standard; it was considered a 'more reliable' PDF file. There are several versions of the standard, which address specific issues, PDF/X-1: 1999 was based on PDF 1.2, however there is no known implementation of this version. PDF/X-1 is the only PDF/X standard permitting encryption.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.0 - Portable Document Format (1.0)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.1 - Portable Document Format (1.1)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.2 - Portable Document Format (1.2)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.3 - Portable Document Format (1.3)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format (1.4)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.5 - Portable Document Format (1.5)
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.6 - Portable Document Format (1.6)
Has priority over TrueType Font  
Has priority over Acrobat PDF 1.7 - Portable Document Format (1.7)
Is previous version of Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 1:2001  
Is subtype of Acrobat PDF 1.2 - Portable Document Format (1.2)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 01 Feb 2007
Source description  
Last updated 22 Oct 2009
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