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Name PDF 2.0 - Portable Document Format
Version 2.0
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Identifiers MIME:  application/pdf
PUID:  fmt/1129
Classification Page Description
Description Portable Document Format is a platform-independent format for representing formatted documents, originally developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. PDF 2.0 is standardised by ISO 32000-2. 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 None.
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Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 29 Nov 2017
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Last updated 29 Nov 2017
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