PDF Files - What are PDF Files?

pdf to jpgPDF stands for "Portable Document Format, and is a standard created by Adobe for the exchange of professional documents.

A PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a two-dimensional document (and, with Acrobat 3D, embedded 3D documents) that includes text, fonts, images, and vector graphics.

Formerly a proprietary format, PDF was officially released as an open standard on July 1, 2008. Anyone may now make a reader or utility for the PDF format.

There are a number of tools to do this - some are free and open source, others are applications that you must purchase.

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Some other utilities for converting PDF files


Online conversion

  • Adobe lets you convert up to 5 files online for free
  • Zamzar converts PDF files online for free

Download a knock-off, such as Primo

See our page on PDF Freeware for more options.

If you need to learn more about the PDF file format, there is a very comprehensive article that probably contains more information than you will ever need - just visit Wikipedia's page on the PDF File format.

Convert your PDF files easily

Image Convert Jpg Jpeg Bmp Tiff Gif Png is the most powerful, easiest and fastest image converter application. It is good at converting in batches which means it can convert different format files to one certain format all at once.

You can also select the entire folder to convert. Input dozens of images as jpg,bmp,gif,tif,wmf,emf to convert them to jpg, bmp, gif, tif, wmf, emf, tga, rle or png with ease. All the processes of converting are very easy with a click. No loss of quality.

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Convert PDF to .doc, txt, rtf

office Convert Pdf to Doc Text Rtf software can extract DOC/TXT/RTF from PDF files.

It is a standalone application and as such, does NOT need Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader software. Office Convert Pdf to Doc Text Rtf processes at high speed and you can convert any number of PDF files to one certain format at one time while accurately preserving Text, Tables, Graphics & Layout. Not only that, but the converter also supports converting encrypted PDF files! Supports Win98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista (x64) platforms.

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