Overview of PDF Format

By | January 27, 2012

‘Portable Document Format’ which is widely known as PDF is a self-contained cross-platform document from the famous ‘Adobe Systems’. Working with PDF document has become a regular affair now. In day to day business activities one needs to put a lot of documents together by merging multiple documents in to a single PDF file, this is also called working with PDF Mode. PDF is very handy to create the documents which are not easy to edit and are not created with the purpose of avoiding any future edition work on them.

A typical PDF document appears similar to a normal document on the screen as well as in a printed format but unlike a word document, the user is not capable of editing it normally. Its appearance is also free from the software package, computer and operation system originally used to create it. PDF format files are highly compressed though they contain text, images, graphs and any other data to be used for display purpose, this high compression enable it to get downloaded quickly and efficiently. Maintaining its original (at the time of creation) format at recipient’s end is the feature makes PDF very popular. Though PDF works almost on all platforms but one needs to install the required ‘reader application’ (Adobe Reader) to make the system compatible of reading PDF files. In case of Linux systems of Linux Hosting servers the software are available different than the software for Windows website hosting servers. Because of its reliability most of the business houses use PDF for documentation for disseminating many of their business activities. While working on the internet if you do not want to save or download a PDF then you can also read the file on a temporary basis and once you close the browser (or tab) it will also get closed without saving any data on your local computer.