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Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

A suite of programs developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. for creating and distributing electronic documents. Programs in the suite allow you to create a Portable document Format (PDF) file for a document. You can then distribute the PDF file electronically to people who view the document with the Acrobat Reader. The reader is the best known component of the Acrobat suite and is freely distributed.

People viewing a PDF file (or document) with the Acrobat reader see the document with the exact layout intended by the author. This is its main advantage over other electronic formats such as HTML, where the layout can vary depending on the software being used.

Also see All About PDF Technology in Webopedia's "Did You Know...?" section.

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Adobe Acrobat 3.0 overview page 
Contains an overview of Adobe Acrobat 3.0 as well as links to product information, features, and information on how to documents online (including the Web).

Adobe Acrobat FAQ 
This FAQ includes basic information about Acrobat and the use of PDF files, installation questions and answers, and information on how to view an Acrobat page over the Web.

Adobe Acrobat and Its Use in Document Delivery
Introduces the Acrobat suite, Portable Document Format (PDF), and provides insight into why this application is gathering interest among the users of WWW, CD-ROM publishing, Intranet, and in the area of document preservation.

Configuring Netscape to work with Acrobat
This page, from the University System of Georgia, provides information on Adobe Acrobat's PDF format, where to download Acrobat Reader, and how to configure Netscape to work with Acrobat PDF files.

PDF Research Companion
Informative site covering research information, samples, and related links for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Capture, and PDF.

Yahoo!'s Adobe Acrobat page
Yahoo!'s directory of links to Adobe Acrobat.

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