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PDF
Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

Short for Portable Document Format, a file format developed by Adobe Systems. PDF captures formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications, making it possible to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient's monitor or printer as they were intended. To view a file in PDF format, you need Adobe Reader, a free application distributed by Adobe Systems.

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This page features Adobe Acrobat, the application used to create PDF documents. There are links to news, product information, a download link, help information, and Acrobat on 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.

Adobe's PDF Page
Describes the PDF format and includes links to a PDF ezine, various newsgroups, related resources, and the Adobe Acrobat reader.

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.

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An online resource for PDF, Adobe Acrobat and related document technologies. Includes news, interviews, resources and discussions.

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