• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Section H.1. PDF Version Numbers

H.1. PDF Version Numbers

PDF version numbers take the form M . m, where M is the major and m the minor version number. Adobe increments the major version number when the PDF specification changes in such a way that existing viewer applications are unlikely to read a document without serious errors that prevent pages from being viewed.

The minor version number is incremented if the changes do not prevent existing viewer applications from continuing to work, such as the addition of new page description operators. The version number does not change at all if PDF changes in a way that existing viewer applications are unlikely to detect. Such changes might include the addition of private data, such as additional entries in the document catalog, that can be gracefully ignored by applications that do not understand it.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint