PDF File Extension

Portable Document Format File Type

Extension .pdf
Developer Adobe
Popularity 5.0 (175 Votes)
Mime Type text/x-pascal
Default Program Nuance PDF Converter Professional
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 9/1/2021

What is a PDF File Extension?

PDF file extension is created by Adobe, also known as Portable Document Format File. PDF has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open PDF files in Nuance PDF Converter Professional program.

Free PDF File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .PDF (Portable Document Format File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to PDF, merge, split and compare the PDF files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

PDF Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Portable Document Format File .PDF File Extensions while opening the .PDF files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open PDF Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Portable Document Format File on your system such as Nuance PDF Converter Professional.
  2. Associate default Nuance Nuance PDF Converter Professional program for *.pdf (Portable Document Format File) files.

    Associate PDF Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.PDF (e.g example.pdf) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Nuance Nuance PDF Converter Professional program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .pdf files.

    Associate PDF Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.PDF (e.g example.pdf) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Nuance Nuance PDF Converter Professional program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Nuance PDF Converter Professional extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for PDF File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the PDF files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open PDF File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows  Open aspose website. Commercial Aspose
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Windows  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for Windows  Open google website. Freeware Google
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Altium Designer image. Altium Designer 18 for Windows  Open altium website. Commercial Altium
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for Windows  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for Windows  Open craft edge website. Commercial Craft Edge
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
HotDocs image. HotDocs 11 for Windows  Open hotdocs website. Commercial HotDocs
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Windows  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for Windows  Open libreoffice website. Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for Windows  Open the mathworks website. Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for Windows  Open merkaartor website. Freeware Merkaartor
The Neat Company Neat for Windows image. The Neat Company Neat for Windows 5 for Windows  Open the neat company website. Commercial The Neat Company
Nitro Software Nitro Pro image. Nitro Software Nitro Pro 13 for Windows  Open nitro software website. Commercial Nitro Software
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for Windows  Open kde website. Open Source KDE
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows  Open kofax website. Commercial Kofax
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Nuance PaperPort image. Nuance PaperPort 14 for Windows  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Nuance PDF Converter Professional image. Nuance PDF Converter Professional 8 for Windows  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
FileMaker Pro image. FileMaker Pro 17 for Windows  Open filemaker website. Commercial FileMaker
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for Windows  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for Windows  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for Windows  Open scribus website. Open Source Scribus
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows  Open trimble website. Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
TaxAct image. TaxAct 2019 for Windows  Open taxact website. Commercial TaxAct
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Intuit TurboTax image. Intuit TurboTax 2019 for Windows  Open intuit website. Commercial Intuit
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Corel WordPerfect image. Corel WordPerfect 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Windows  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Windows  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Windows  Open yworks website. Freeware yWorks

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Apple Books image. Apple Books 1 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for MacOs  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for MacOs  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for MacOs  Open craft edge website. Commercial Craft Edge
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for MacOs  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for MacOs  Open libreoffice website. Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for MacOs  Open the mathworks website. Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for MacOs  Open merkaartor website. Freeware Merkaartor
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for MacOs  Open kde website. Open Source KDE
Nuance OmniPage Pro X image. Nuance OmniPage Pro X 1 for MacOs  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Apple Pages image. Apple Pages 6 for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3 for MacOs  Open pixelmator team website. Commercial Pixelmator Team
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
FileMaker Pro image. FileMaker Pro 17 for MacOs  Open filemaker website. Commercial FileMaker
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for MacOs  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for MacOs  Open scribus website. Open Source Scribus
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs  Open trimble website. Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Intuit TurboTax image. Intuit TurboTax 2019 for MacOs  Open intuit website. Commercial Intuit
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for MacOs  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for MacOs  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for MacOs  Open yworks website. Freeware yWorks

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Linux  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux  Open calibre website. Open Source Calibre
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for Linux  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for Linux  Open google website. Freeware Google
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Linux  Open inkscape website. Open Source Inkscape
KPDF image. KPDF 000 for Linux  Open kpdf website. Free KPDF
KPDF image. KPDF 000 for Linux  Open kpdf website. Free KPDF
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for Linux  Open libreoffice website. Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for Linux  Open the mathworks website. Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for Linux  Open merkaartor website. Freeware Merkaartor
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for Linux  Open kde website. Open Source KDE
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for Linux  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for Linux  Open scribus website. Open Source Scribus
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Linux  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Linux  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Linux  Open yworks website. Freeware yWorks

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on iOS

Software License Developer
Apple Books image. Apple Books 1 for iOS  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for iOS  Open google website. Freeware Google
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for iOS  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS  Open google website. Freeware Google
GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS image. GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS 4 for iOS  Open goodiware website. Commercial GoodiWare
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for iOS  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS 2 for iOS  Open pixelmator team website. Commercial Pixelmator Team
Infraware Polaris Office for iOS image. Infraware Polaris Office for iOS 7 for iOS  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for Android  Open google website. Freeware Google
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for Android  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android  Open google website. Freeware Google
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for Android  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
Infraware Polaris Office for Android image. Infraware Polaris Office for Android 7 for Android  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android image. Kingsoft WPS Office for Android 12 for Android  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

PDF file extension icon image.About PDF - Portable Document Format File

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the Portable Document Format File with *.PDF suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

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Updated 9/1/2021


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