Acrobat Reader is a program used to read Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. These files are essentially pictures of highly formatted documents saved in a proprietary format. They enable people to create and distribute structured documents in a way that does not rely on the end-user's computer hardware and software. The Acrobat Reader application, freely distributable, handles these problems. As the Internet grows and more people are concerned about the structure of their documents (as opposed to the content) things like PDF files may become more prevalent. Acrobat Reader will be one program enabling you to read these documents.
MIME type: application/pdf
Filename extensions: .pdf
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