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balloon_a1b_jp2k.pdf
calistoMTNoFontsEmbedded.pdf
corruptionOneByteMissing.pdf
digitally_signed_3D_Portfolio.pdf
embedded_video_avi.pdf
embedded_video_quicktime.doc
embedded_video_quicktime.pdf
encryption_nocopy.pdf
encryption_noprinting.pdf
encryption_notextaccess.pdf
encryption_openpassword.pdf
externalLink.doc
externalLink.pdf
fileAttachment.doc
fileAttachment.pdf
fileAttachment_fileAttachmentAnnotation.pdf
javascript.pdf
pdf-17-header18.pdf
readme.md
test_fontArialNotEmbedded.pdf
text_only.doc
text_only_fontsEmbeddedAll.pdf
text_only_fontsEmbeddedSubset.pdf
text_only_fontsNotEmbedded.pdf
text_only_pdfa1b.pdf
veraPDFHiRes.pdf
veraPDFHiResChangedHeight.pdf
veraPDFHiResWrongObjectID.pdf
webCapture.doc
webCapture.pdf

readme.md

The Archivist's PDF Cabinet of Horrors

About these files

Test PDF files, created for detecting PDF features that are undesired in archival settings. Most of these files were originally created in Microsoft Word 2003, and then converted to PDF with Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.5.2. The source Word files are included here as well, but in many cases the PDFs required further processing in Acrobat (e.g. embedding videos, attaching files, encryption) so they're probably not that useful.

Exceptions are:

javascript.pdf, which was created with Didier Stevens' make-pdf tool, which is available here: http://blog.didierstevens.com/programs/pdf-tools/

digitally_signed_3D_Portfolio.pdf, which was kindly provided by Adobe.

Description

Here's a more detailed description of the files (arranged by feature class(es)):

Encryption

Multimedia

Scripts

Fonts

Images

File attachments

  • fileAttachment.pdf - contains a document-level file attachment (an oldskool Quattro Pro spreadsheet, no less!) that is defined using an EmbeddedFiles entry in the document’s name dictionary
  • fileAttachment_fileAttachmentAnnotation.pdf - contains a page-level file attachment that is defined using a File Attachment Annotation

External references

Byte corruption

Digitally Signed 3D Portfolio

Miscellaneous

  • pdf-17-header18.pdf - PDF 1.7, but header string is %PDF-1.8 (which causes a false negative with some identification tools, see e.g. here).

License

All files in this folder: Creative Commons CC0: Public Domain Dedication. See http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/