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what is a PDF file? what do I do to make my computer open PDF FILES?

My computer won't display pdf files and I don't quite know what that is

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  • A
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format created and controlled by Adobe Systems, for representing two-dimensional documents in a device independent and resolution independent fixed-layout document format. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2D document (and, with the advent of Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics that compose the document. PDF files do not encode information that is specific to the application software, hardware, or operating system used to create or view the document. This feature ensures that a valid PDF will render exactly the same regardless of its origin or destination (but depending on font availability when fonts are not encapsulated in the file).

    For more information on PDF files pplease click the link below.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/adobepdf.htm...

    To open a PDF file you will need to dowlnload Adobe Reader. Please click the link below to do so.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.ht...

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  • 1 decade ago

    A PDF file is a proprietary file format from Adobe. It's essentially a picture of a document that's often used on websites instead of the document itself because not all people may have the software to open a Microsoft Word file, for example. Displaying a PDF file isn't really all that difficult; just download Adobe Reader from Adobe's website and you should be all set.

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  • 1 decade ago

    PDF file is a proprietory file format for adobe's acrobat reader. Go to www.adobe.com and download the acrobat reader. Then launch the application acrobat and open any .pdf file to view the content. If you have .pdf files associated to a different application. You will need to go to folders option in Windows Explorer under Tools. Then select the File Types tab. Look for the .pdf extension and see what application it is associated to. Delete it if it is not acrobat. Then close the windows. Go to a .pdf file (anyone). Click on it and if it ask you to choose an application. Choose the adobe acrobat application. This should fix your problem.

    Source(s): www.adobe.com
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  • Sunny
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format created and controlled by Adobe Systems, for representing two-dimensional documents in a device independent and resolution independent fixed-layout document format. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a 2D document that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics that compose the document.

    You can open thse files by using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is freely downloadable from

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.ht...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Download Adobe Acrobat reader, it's a free program that will open PDF files

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get Adobe Reader to open your PDF files.

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  • 1 decade ago

    PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a document type that can be opened by Adobe PDF Reader, which is a free download. Link is http://www.adobe.com/reader/ and you should have no problems opening PDFs after you install the reader!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    PDF file is just another way of storing files, like text files.

    Most of the time their saved in a way so you can't edit them, but read them.

    With Adobe Reader you can read PDF files, free download here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.ht...

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  • Portable Document File. opens with Adobe Reader and is free.

    John

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  • 1 decade ago

    a PDF file is a spasific file for Adobe Acrobat. It is a program by Adobe to view text files with the PDF filename. You can download it at Adobes website:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/index.html

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