Portable Document Format

File extension: .pdf Developed by: Adobe Systems Type of format: Document format MIME: application/pdf, application/x-pdf, application/x-bzpdf, application/x-gzpdf
The Portable Document Format (PDF) 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.