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A PDF, or Portable Document Format, is an open standard for file exchange. The file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system. This means that, when a file, such as a Word document or PowerPoint presentation, is created as a PDF document, all of its original qualities are maintained regardless of what the viewer's computer is capable of showing including fonts, colors, and shapes.
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