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View PDF Structure using Adobe Acrobat or a Free Tool called PDFXplorer

In my previous post titled ‘Learn and Understand PDF Structure‘, I shared some details regarding the structure of the PDF file. Sometimes, we also need to view the internal structure of the PDF files in order to understand the objects of the PDF file and their relationships. In this post, I’ll share how you can view this internal structure in detail easily.

You can either use Adobe Acrobat to view the PDF structure or a free tool called PDFXplorer. If you want to use Acrobat to view the internal structure, you can use Preflight option to do that. In Acrobat X, you can access this option from Tools -> Print Production -> Preflight.

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The following snapshot shows you how the internal PDF structure will look like in the Acrobat.

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As I mentioned earlier, there is a free tool as well to view the internal PDF structure named PDFXplorer. You can download it from this link. It is very simple tool which gives you only one option to browse a particular PDF and then view its internal structure. You can see in the following snapshot that how the internal structure will look like in this tool.

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I hope this post helps you to view the internal PDF structure.

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