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    Are there different type of PDF files? (even though they are all .pdf)

    Simple question(s) of the day


    1. Are there different types of PDF files? (even though they are all .pdf)


    If yes...


    2. Would the program used to create the pdf have an effect on this?


    3. Would said different .pdf file possible not be readable on certain programs like Adobe Reader but work fine on Google Docs?
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    There are Interactive PDFs [or Multimedia PDFs or Dynamic PDFs]

    As the name suggests Interactive PDFs change what is displayed depending upon what the user does.

    Link: Interactive pdfs and forms, slideshows and presentations [Scroll to page 5 for an example of Interactive content]

    The first page with interactive content looks like this:


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    thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeo695 View Post
    Are there different types of PDF files?
    There are all sorts of PDFs - layered, composite (native Adobe Illustrator file inside of a PDF), interactive (as DaveP mentioned), PDF/X etc.

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    What about locked and unlocked ones, do they count ?

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