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More About ANSI standards in PDF

PDF is the preferred file format on the eStandards Store because it is the most widely supported document format on the Web, and because of its reduced file size, it shortens the download time. Some of the older documents are scanned at 300 dpi and converted to PDF+Text. If the document you have is a scanned version, it is because an original, electronic source file was not available. We are also working closely with publishers to identify electronic text which we may not have had access to during the production process.