Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format for electronic document distribution. The PDF format preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colors, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create or view it. PDF files can be viewed and printed exactly as intended by anyone with a suitable PDF-compatible viewer.
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Archive of 4x PDF and Planet PDF news sites.
Acrobat Developer Center
Various downloads for Acrobat developers, including sample code and documentation.
Adobe PDF Technology Center
Technology center for developers, systems integrators, and OEMs who are working with the Portable Document Format (PDF).
Creating PDF Documents for Free
Links to free Web services, freeware applications, and Open Source programs generating PDF files from a variety of other formats. Aimed mainly at Microsoft Windows users.
Decument Engineering Lab
University of Nottingham research group dealing in, among other things, PDF. Papers, research reports on proposed PDF extensions, as well as downloadable and libraries.
Guru's Lair: Acrobat PDF and SVG Graphics Library
Tutorials and utilities to help use Adobe Acrobat version 4 and above.
PDF - Avoid for On-Screen Reading
Alertbox article by Jacob Nielson discussing the limitations and pitfalls of PDF as an online publishing tool.
Convert and email AS400 reports in PDF format. Overview of software, downloads, support and contact information.
PDFzone Acrobat PDF Ring
Connects sites showcasing uses of Adobe Acrobat files.
Overview of the format, troubleshooting, application support.
What is the PDF format good for?
Polemic against PDF, focussing on the format's supposed lack of suitability for on-screen reading.
Adobe to Release PDF for Industry Standardization
Press release outlining Adobe's intention to submit the PDF specifications for ISO standardization. (January 27, 2007)
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