We present an integrated scheme for document image compression which preserves the layout structure, and still allows the display of textual portions to adapt to the user preferences and screen area. We encode the layout structure of the document images in an XML representation. The textual components and picture components are compressed separately into different representations. We derive an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) representation of the complete document image. Compression is achieved since the word-images are encoded using specifications for geometric primitives that compose a word. A document rendered from its SVG representation can be adapted for display and interactive access through common browsers on desktop as well as mobile devices. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme for document access. © 2007 IEEE.