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(n.) A document type created by Adobe Acrobat that virtually any type of computer can access. PDF Writer converts existing graphics and text files into the .pdf format. Adobe Distiller converts existing PostScript documents. PDF provides a cross-platform method to transfer information. If Acrobat Reader, a freely distributed program, has been installed on a computer, it can effectively read and manipulate this universal document type.