What is the full form of PDF?
The full form of PDF is “Portable Document Format”. PDF was developed in the 1990s for viewing documents as an electronic image. It was developed and controlled by Adobe Systems. It stores text and images that be opened on any OS. Portable Document Format (PDF) files are especially useful for documents such as magazine articles, product brochures, or flyers in which you want to preserve the original graphic appearance online.
- Retains the original format: PDF shows the same format, layout, and content regardless of the device, software, and operating system it’s viewed on.
- Highly Secure: PDF provides an easy and secure approach to data transmission and sharing via email.
- Compact – PDFs can be compressed into a small file size that you can easily share with others while keeping full control over the document.
- File Compression: You can compress your raw data file without any loss in quality. It can make data sharing faster.
To read PDF file, we need PDF reader software. Adobe Reader is one such software. But it is very large and takes a long time to start up and runs slow (especially on older PC). One of the most popular, lightweight, small size and free software to read PDF files is – Foxit Reader. It runs very fast, starts up quickly.