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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.

Portable Document Format File Type

Portable Document Format File Type
Extension .pdf
Developer Adobe
Popularity 5.0 (3220 Votes)
Mime Type text/x-pascal
Default Program Nuance PDF Converter Professional
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2024

What is a PDF File Type?

There are many ways to find PDF files, whether you are downloading a document from e-mail, downloading a website, or receiving a document from e-mail. They may contain text, images, forms, annotations, sketches and other data. The PDF files also store the fonts and electronic formatting on several formats and appear on the screen in the same way as when printed on paper.

A wide variety of programs may be used to create PDF files, including word processors, image editors, and PDF file utilities, like Adobe Acrobat. You may also create PDF files from documents using the Print dialog in Windows and macOS. In Windows, select File → Print... or click the printer icon to open the Print dialog. Then, select "Print to PDF" in the "Destination" dropdown menu and click Print. In macOS, select Print... from the application's File menu, then choose "Save as PDF" from the PDF dropdown menu in the lower-left corner of the window.

Refer to the PDF definition for more information.




Free online PDF 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 Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows Commercial Aspose
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Windows Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows Open Source Calibre
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for Windows Freeware Google
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Altium Designer image. Altium Designer 18 for Windows Commercial Altium
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for Windows Freeware Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for Windows Commercial Craft Edge
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
HotDocs image. HotDocs 11 for Windows Commercial HotDocs
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Windows Open Source Inkscape
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for Windows Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for Windows Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for Windows Freeware Merkaartor
The Neat Company Neat for Windows image. The Neat Company Neat for Windows 5 for Windows Commercial The Neat Company
Nitro Software Nitro Pro image. Nitro Software Nitro Pro 13 for Windows Commercial Nitro Software
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for Windows Open Source KDE
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows Commercial Kofax
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows Commercial Corel
Nuance PaperPort image. Nuance PaperPort 14 for Windows Commercial Nuance
Nuance PDF Converter Professional image. Nuance PDF Converter Professional 8 for Windows Commercial Nuance
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows Freeware Apowersoft
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
FileMaker Pro image. FileMaker Pro 17 for Windows Commercial FileMaker
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for Windows Commercial Quark
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for Windows Freeware Adobe
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for Windows Open Source Scribus
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows Commercial Smith Micro
TaxAct image. TaxAct 2019 for Windows Commercial TaxAct
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows Commercial IMSI
Intuit TurboTax image. Intuit TurboTax 2019 for Windows Commercial Intuit
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows Commercial Corel
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
Corel WordPerfect image. Corel WordPerfect 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Windows Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Windows Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Windows Freeware yWorks

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

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Apple Books image. Apple Books 1 for MacOs Bundled Apple
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for MacOs Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs Open Source Calibre
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for MacOs Freeware vhf interservice
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for MacOs Freeware Google
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for MacOs Freeware Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs Freeware Google
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for MacOs Commercial Craft Edge
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for MacOs Open Source Inkscape
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for MacOs Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for MacOs Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for MacOs Freeware Merkaartor
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for MacOs Open Source KDE
Nuance OmniPage Pro X image. Nuance OmniPage Pro X 1 for MacOs Commercial Nuance
Apple Pages image. Apple Pages 6 for MacOs Commercial Apple
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3 for MacOs Commercial Pixelmator Team
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple
FileMaker Pro image. FileMaker Pro 17 for MacOs Commercial FileMaker
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for MacOs Commercial Quark
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for MacOs Freeware Adobe
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for MacOs Open Source Scribus
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs Commercial Smith Micro
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs Commercial IMSI
Intuit TurboTax image. Intuit TurboTax 2019 for MacOs Commercial Intuit
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for MacOs Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for MacOs Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for MacOs Freeware yWorks

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Linux Open Source BRL-CAD
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux Open Source Calibre
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for Linux Freeware vhf interservice
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for Linux Freeware Google
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Linux Open Source Inkscape
KPDF image. KPDF 000 for Linux Free KPDF
KPDF image. KPDF 000 for Linux Free KPDF
LibreOffice image. LibreOffice 6 for Linux Open Source LibreOffice
The MathWorks MATLAB image. The MathWorks MATLAB R2017 for Linux Commercial The MathWorks
Merkaartor image. Merkaartor 0.18 for Linux Freeware Merkaartor
KDE Okular image. KDE Okular .19 for Linux Open Source KDE
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux Commercial Adobe
Adobe Reader image. Adobe Reader DC 2018 for Linux Freeware Adobe
Scribus image. Scribus 1 for Linux Open Source Scribus
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Linux Freeware Kingsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Linux Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Linux Freeware yWorks

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web Freeware Google

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on iOS

Software License Developer
Apple Books image. Apple Books 1 for iOS Bundled Apple
Google Chrome image. Google Chrome 72 for iOS Freeware Google
Adobe Digital Editions image. Adobe Digital Editions 4 for iOS Freeware Adobe
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS Freeware Google
GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS image. GoodiWare Good.iWare GoodReader for iOS 4 for iOS Commercial GoodiWare
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for iOS Commercial MobiSystems
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS 2 for iOS Commercial Pixelmator Team
Infraware Polaris Office for iOS image. Infraware Polaris Office for iOS 7 for iOS Freeware Infraware

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PDF file on Android

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

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Updated 5/1/2024


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