Term: PDF [Portable Document Format]
PDF is an acronym for Portable Document Format.
PDF is a file format originally created by Adobe intended to capture the look and feel of a printed document in a way that could be displayed on a wide variety of different computers.
There are many approaches to creating PDF files; these range from using the original, full-featured Adobe Acrobat program, to sending documents to print drivers that simply capture output being printed into a PDF file.
PDF files can be read on almost all current devices, ranging from Windows, Mac, and Linux PC to iPhones, iPads, Android-based phones and tablets, and more.« Back to Glossary Index