A second course in interpreting and creating PDF files
PDF 2: Advanced File Content is a four-day, hands-on class in the PDF file format that adds
set of topics discussed in PDF 1. It discusses a broad range of topics not discussed in detail in
the PDF1 class, including multibyte text, linearized PDF, interactive form fields, and smooth
This class, like PDF 1, emphasizes those parts of the PDF specification most important to
printer engineers and support personel. It will also be an important introduction for software
engineers who will be directly generating PDF.
Students will leave this class (together with PDF 1) with a knowledge of all of the parts of the PDF
spec important to printed documents.
Students must have taken the PDF 1 class or have equivalent knowledge.
The student will be assumed
to have a good knowledge of the basic structure of a PDF file and have a reasonable memory of the
topics covered in the earlier class.
Engineers and advanced support personnel who need to understand the PDF file format. The course
assumes you are either working with a printing device that consumes PDF or that you are a software
engineer faced with generating PDF.
- PDF File Structure, a Review
- Determining Interiors
- Line-Drawing Details
- XRef and Object Streams
- PDF File References
- Masked Images
- Function Dictionaries
- Rendering Parameters
- Transfer Functions
- Printers' Annotations
- Marked Content
- AcroForm Fields
- XFA Form Fields
- Multibyte Fonts
- Linearized PDF
- Optional Content Groups
Pricing & Availability
See class schedule for a list of locations, dates and class cost.
Copyright © 2012 John Deubert