This page contains information on the PDF file extension (Portable Document Format), a popular video file format

PDF PDF (Document)

File extension .pdf
Category Document File
Description PDF is a file format developed by Adobe Systems for representing documents in a manner that is separate from the original operating system, application or hardware from where it was originally created. A PDF file can be any length, contain any number of fonts and images and is designed to enable the creation and transfer of printer-ready output.
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Technical Details Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2D document (and, with the advent of Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images and 2D vector graphics that compose the document. They do not encode information that is specific to the application software, hardware, or operating system used to create or view the document.
Associated programs
  • Adobe Viewer
  • gPDF
  • Xpdf
  • Ghostview
  • Ghostscript
Developed by Adobe Systems
MIME type
  • application/pdf
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