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What PDF format should I use?
What there is more than one PDF format? Maybe not format but differences in content storage. A PDF file can contain only images, only text, combined images and text, and images over or under text. The first three are fairly easy to understand but what about the over and under to what purpose? The later two effectively contain two copies of the original document one in pure image form the other is readable/searchable text. An example would be when an original document is very complex or of poor quality and you need the ability to reproduce the document and yet you need to be able to search for words or phrases anywhere in the document you might use a text under image content structure. This permits the best quality for reproduction while providing the ability to search the entire document.