File Extension PDF

File type: Portable Document Format File

About the PDF file type:

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The PDF file extension is used in the cross-platform documents created using the Adobe Acrobat software or any program that comes with the Acrobat plug-in. This file extension is also used for files that serve as email attachments or for saving programs and applications using a standard format so as for the applications to be viewed easily on multiple computers. The files containing the PDF file extension are created usually from a different document rather than creating these files from a scratch.


Detailed information for file extension PDF


Category: Page Layout Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: Foxit Reader or PDF Editor, ACD Systems Canvas, Nuance PaperPort, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Reader to view, Brava! Reader, ACDSee Photo Manager, Nuance PDF Converter, Adobe Acrobat to edit
Open with Linux: Foxit Reader for Desktop Linux
The files with the PDF file extension may contain images, text, annotations, forms, outlines as well as other pieces of data. These files also preserve fonts and may be electronically formatted across multiple platforms. These files are shown on the screen the same way they will appear after being printed. PDF documents are now being indexed by Google as well as other search engines and may be viewed in the Web browser with the Adobe Reader plug-in.