PDF 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

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PDF 2.0 Application Note 002: Associated Files

PDF 2.0

The Associated Files feature allows PDF writers to provide additional information about files related to a PDF file in a standardized and therefore machine-readable manner.



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