An introduction to Portable Document Format
A Portable Document Format is a computer application that integrates the whol...
another format in multiple batches using ‘Batch Conversion’ feature. You can also select few
pages that you want to conver...
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An introduction to Portable Document Format

A Portable Document Format is a computer application that integrates the whole information into a non editable format. Adobe Systems developed the Portable Document Format application and introduced in 1993.
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  • 1. An introduction to Portable Document Format A Portable Document Format is a computer application that integrates the whole information into a non editable format. Adobe Systems developed the Portable Document Format application and introduced in 1993. The main aim of creating such a computer application was to introduce a format that could keep the content intact and secure from unauthorized viewing or modification. This format is widely accepted and used to coordinate and exchange data with others. It supports an interactive feature as a user can integrate multimedia elements. These multimedia elements are animation, audio or video files. This format is used to create newsletters, advertisements, contracts, memorandums, press releases, manuals and various other types of documentation. PDF Version History: The evolution of PDF began at Adobe Systems. The first version of PDF was introduced in November 1994 as PDF 1.1 version. This version provided support to hyper links, article threads, security features and other such attributes. The next version called Acrobat 2.1 enable a user to integrate audio as well as video data. This equipped a user to make a document more interactive in nature by using multimedia elements. The third revised version made a PDF useful in the pre- press environment. Another revised version of a PDF provided support for 2-byte CID fonts. This is a format that supports Japanese, Chinese or Korean fonts. After a number of revisions, the latest version of PDF was introduced in 2008. This version equips a user with advanced security features and portable application to make any task convenient. How to view PDF files? A user can view the PDF files using Adobe Viewer application. These PDF files can be easily viewed by the computer users across the globe. These files are portable in nature. In other words, you can open and view the PDF files on any computer system with different configuration. How to create PDF files? There are many applications and tools available to create the PDF files. It becomes easier for a user to create any format into PDF. The advanced tools offer a user with an ability to make the PDF files more interactive in appearance. This is done by integrating animation or audio effects. These tools also support hyper links or bookmarks while creating PDF files. How to utilize the conversion ability of a PDF file? A PDF file has a great potential of arming a user with the conversion ability. In other words, you can convert any format to PDF or vice versa. This means that you can convert a PDF file to Word, Excel, Post Script or image and vice versa. There are many tools available in the market to export the files to the selected or desired format. Advanced tools convert an application to
  • 2. another format in multiple batches using ‘Batch Conversion’ feature. You can also select few pages that you want to convert into other formats with the ‘Partial Conversion’ attribute. What are the uses of PDF? A PDF format is widely used as a cross platform standard. This means that a user can have access to the format on any system with different configuration. This format also has sophisticated compression algorithms that keep the file size compact and smaller. This makes a user to utilize numerous images and graphics without worrying about the file size. The compression feature squeezes the file size and makes a document easily transferable. It supports advanced security features to protect the data from unauthorized viewing, editing or even printing. You can also use multimedia elements to make your document attractive and more useful. A PDF file makes a user more flexible in creating electronic documents, exchanging data, archiving data or creating interactive documents. You can use Word to PDF converter software for converting different file formats into PDF with easy and user friendly interface.

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