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How to open .pdf file extension?

File Type : Document file type
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What is .pdf file extension?

.pdf file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
PDF files or portable document format files are a cross-platform files which means they can be opened and read both on Mac and Windows operating systems. This file format was created by Adobe Systems in 1993. PDF files are created by Adobe Acrobat or a program with the Acrobat plug-in. PDF is generally used for saving files for viewing on multiple computers. PDF files may have text, images, forms, outlines and other data. PDF is a format is able to keep intact the formats, fonts, drawings and other file components of any document file and exhibit it in a universal format across all platforms independent of application software, hardware and operating systems. PDF files are generally created from another document format instead of creating them originally from beginning and can be edited with Adobe Acrobat. PDF files can be viewed using the Adobe Reader or the Adobe Reader plug-in, which is available for almost all the Web browsers. Some browsers, like Google Chrome, provide intrinsic support for viewing PDF files even without the Adobe Reader plug-in. Also, PDF files in Firefox can be viewed with the PDF.js extension.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .pdf files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Adobe Acrobat XI
  • Adobe Reader
  • File Viewer Lite
  • Web Browser with Adobe Reader Plug-in
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Foxit Reader
  • Sumatra PDF
  • Corel WordPerfect X7
  • Nuance Power PDF Standard
  • LULU Soda PDF
  • Solid PDF Tools
  • Informative Graphics Brava! Reader
  • Evince
  • LibreOffice
  • Icecream PDF Converter
  • Google Chrome
Windows Mobile:
  • Adobe Reader for Windows Phone
Google Android:
  • Adobe Reader
  • Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
  • Google Play Books
  • KPDF
  • KDE Okular
  • Evince
  • PDFedit
  • LibreOffice
  • Google Chrome
  • Web Browser with Adobe Reader Plug-in
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader XI
  • Apple Preview
  • Google Chrome
  • Nuance PDF Converter for Mac 4
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Solid PDF to Word
  • Skim
  • LibreOffice
  • Web Browser with Adobe Reader Plug-in
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):
  • Adobe Debut
  • Adobe Reader
  • Apple iBooks
  • Google Reader
  • Quickoffice Pro