Chapter 14. Creating and Using PDF Files

Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files are everywhere! Widely posted on the web for downloading, distributed on countless CDs (as electronic manuals for most of the software we buy, for example) — even used as the official format for downloading U.S. tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service — PDF files are now the standard electronic method for submitting drug approvals to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and for filing cases in U.S. federal courts. More than 500 million people to date have received the free Adobe Reader software from Adobe for viewing PDF files.

PDF was developed by Adobe Systems as a way to view files on any computer platform, regardless of the software that created them ...

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