encoding format for PDF files
ASCII and binary are
encoding formats for documents. When you publish a file to PDF, you can choose
to export ASCII or binary files. The ASCII format creates files that are fully
portable to all platforms. The binary format creates smaller files, but they are
less portable, because some platforms cannot handle the file format.
Document encoding is
not related to text encoding. For information about setting encoding options for
text in PDF files, see "Working with text and fonts when creating PDF files."