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EPA Portable Document Format
Standard: When to Use, Document Metadata, Info Required for PDF Sections (February 2010)
Criteria for choosing PDF vs. HTML, directions on creating the title, subject, and other key metadata, and requirements for PDF documents divided into sections.
Standard: Linking Standards for PDF Files (July 2006)
A brief description of how to add links to PDF documents. Includes several examples such as poster PDFs and using an in-line About PDF link.
PDF White Paper 2010 (PDF) (46 pp, 902K) (June 2010)
This document contains comprehensive information about PDF that shares best practices to address:
- accessibility and usability concerns
- completing metadata information to aid EPA's and other search engines
- reducing file size
- dealing with scanned documents
- and more
We've pulled out two appendices from the White Paper (2010):