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Portable Document Format (PDF) is a multi-platform/application file format that captures a document's electronic image and formatting elements, including all fonts, text and graphics. It is a reliable and trusted file format used in the exchange of electronic data.
Because PDF provides color-accurate information, it allows a user to share and print data as it appears on the computer screen or monitor.
Developed by Adobe Systems, PDF is ensured by the ISO 32000 open standard.
A PDF may be created with Adobe Acrobat or similar software. To view or print PDF files, Acrobat Reader or another compatible program must be downloaded. With Adobe Acrobat plug-ins, PDF files can be viewed in Web browsers.
The following are PDF features: