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What is a PDF document?

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Portable Document File (PDF) format is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics and other information needed to display it. It can be viewed with a PDF viewer, such as Acrobat Reader. In addition to its cross platform advantage, a PDF document matches very closely the format of the original document in which the PDF document was created.