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In contrast, I thought that the PDF spec was stronger in describing how 3D annotations work because I had previously implemented an interface for this stuff where each dictionary described in a table in the spec basically got its own class. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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The Gods of Guilt. You’ll also find best practices for producing, manipulating, and consuming PDF documents. It does make a big difference when reading the raw PDF!


There is the definitive ISO specification, but developinv is a hard read and is a specification rather than guide. Did you know that the second line of the PDF qith a set of characters to make sure PDF files are treated as binary objects? Selling Graphic and Web Design. I have used it to help troubleshoot a few PDFs in my work. He brings both his knowledge and his humour to the topic in this book.

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Developing with PDF: Dive Into the Portable Document Format

I also think that XFA and JavaScript which differs in PDF from web browsers deserve more detail and would be of interest to a large number of developers. The classic personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill. Some of the sections are still to be written so you should let Leonard know what you think should be added.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In each section he also gives you some background into how the format has evolved and which values can ignore. If you are a beginner it will get you up to speed and even if you have a detailed knowledge, it will help you to improve.


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For user experience designers in the field or in the making. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Having the dictionary entries explained without those tables made things more confusing than need be.

Color highlighting should make the raw PDF much easier to read. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use. I am very much looking forward to the chapter on Transparency as I feel it could be much better explained than in the PDF file specification.

August 13, 2 min read. Judy Crawford rated it it was rosenthlo Apr 30, My favourite section was on Marked Content, which I think is much clearer and better than the Specification. This practical guide helps you understand how to work