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"Portable Document Format" was created by Adobe Systems in 1993 to facilitate document exchange. After creation of the internet this format experienced significant growth and became de-facto standard for document exchange on the internet. One of the great advantages of PDF is that its rendering on the PC screen looks exactly the same way it would look on a paper if you print it.

PDF is probably one of the most common document file you can find on the internet after HTML. Lots of government forms and applications are stored in this format.

Also many modern electronic readers like Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader support PDF as one of primary file formats to store ebooks. Thus it is very important to know how to open files in this format.

    • Simplest way to do this is to download Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a free software from Adobe.
    • If you already have it downloaded but when you double click on PDF files it doesn't open then there is a good chance you have a problem with association of file extension PDF with Adobe Reader program. To verify if you have this problem you need to run registry scan tool.

On this site we tried to aggregate as much knowledge as possible on what is PDF file, how it can be opened, what are the ways to create it and what tools are available on the market which can deal with PDF files.

In case you are interested to know what is inside of a file with extension PDF below is a small sample of it.

File extensions similar to PDF

Extensions listed below are quite similar to PDF since all of them were designed to store textual print-ready content.
    • File Extension DOC - Microsoft Word document
    • File Extension DOCX - Microsoft Word 12 document
    • File Extension ODT - open document text
    • File Extension XPS - XML Paper Specification - Microsoft's alternative to PDF

If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.


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Extension Details
  Portable Document Format
Identifying Characters
   Hex: 25 50 44 46 2D 31 2E 
   ASCII: %PDF-1.
Opens with
  Acrobat Reader
  Sumatra PDF
  Foxit Reader
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