The PDF Format, The Data Handling Revolutionized

The proliferation of formats to industry-standard PDF format has minimized by reducing the necessary formats for the dissemination of print data error sources and handling greatly simplifies the service providers. However, there taking hurdles today rather relate to the expertise of the data provider as the technical requirements of software products. Problem statement: The PDF format was developed to provide a common file format for the disclosure of various documents. This should make it possible, to be able to share data from many different sources, such as word processing software, image processing, layout programs or graphics tools to people not on the programme have in which the file was created. In pre-PDF times, it was almost impossible to process a document whose creation program was available in the home such as for printers such as To the most common but therefore constantly sufficient installations had to be present also some exotic DTP programs as every incoming file to be able to handle. It was necessary to take several hurdles: most were layout programs do not embed in the location of the image data in them and fonts in a document.

The print service provider was always a package or a folder, which comprised the document itself, the associated image data and the used fonts, in a best-case scenario. This was impractical and also concern in two respects. Although there were the function to summarize the data by means of a \”packaging mechanism\” in later versions of desktop publishing programs. Unfortunately this was often forgotten. As a result, that either the image and font data were not available, or these indeed existed, but were not properly linked by manual collecting. Here, lots of Telefoniererei and manual work for the operator was pre-programmed. The error rate was correspondingly high. The second crux was the transfer of font files which have been licensed by the foundries and not for the deployment by copying were released.