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Star rating

Investor friendly PDF standard

The star rating

The star rating has been developed to show just how far the company has gone to make the annual report PDF as investor friendly as possible. All star levels represent an achievement.

Star Description
Logo only Shows that you have submitted your PDF for the standard and although you have not been awarded a star this time you are aware of the needs of the investor for your next report.
OneStar The PDF has achieved a minimal level of functionality.
TwoStar The PDF has achieved a satisfactory level of functionality and usability
beyond one star.
ThreeStar The PDF has achieved an good level of functionality and usability
beyond two star.
FourStar The PDF has achieved an outstanding level of functionality and usability
beyond three star.
FiveStar The PDF has achieved an exceptional level of functionality and usability across all criteria.

Minimum standard for a single star

  • PDF page numbers must relate to the index in the report
  • There should be simple bookmarks as a minimum navigational aid
  • Content should be able to be copied
  • All content should be readable on screen
  • There should be no security restrictions*

* Referenced from http://www.pdflib.com/knowledge-base/pdf-security/permissions/ Specifying access restrictions for a document, such as printing prohibited will disable the respective function in Acrobat. However, this not necessarily holds true for third-party PDF viewers or other software. It is up to the developer of PDF tools whether or not access permissions will be honored. Indeed, several PDF tools are known to ignore permission settings altogether; commercially available PDF cracking tools can be used to disable all access restrictions.