.PFD File Extension

Portable Document Format

General Information

Title PDF File Extension
Extension .pdf
Full Form Portable Document Format
File Type Document File
Developer Adobe Systems
MIME Type application/pdf

File Function

Primary Function Document viewing
Additional Functions Rich media display, form submission
Features Fixed layout, searchable text

File Characteristics

Quality High resolution
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable With software

Use Cases

Document Exchange Yes
E-Books Yes
Forms Yes
Print Publishing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious scripts
Best Practices Update reader, disable JS

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1993
Latest Version ISO 32000-2:2020

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ps, .eps, .xps

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Acrobat Reader Free Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Foxit Reader Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Chrome Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS