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Name Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 3:2003
Other names PDF/X-3:2003
Identifiers MIME:  application/pdf
PUID:  fmt/148
Classification Page Description
Description This 'exchange standard' format is based on Adobe's PDF 1.4 (2003) 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 is considered a 'more reliable' PDF file. There are several versions of the standard, to address specific issues.
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 subsequent version of Acrobat PDF/X - Portable Document Format - Exchange 3:2002  
Is subtype of Acrobat PDF 1.4 - Portable Document Format (1.4)
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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