Get adobe acrobat reader

PDF: File extension meaning portable document format.

When material is being made available on the web, it is often saved to this format. This is because Adobe provide a free reader that can open these type of files. This reader is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

If you are trying to download and/or view a pdf file from the web, and you cannot, it is more than likely that you don't have Adobe Reader installed on your machine. It is a simple matter of following these links, downloading and installing the free software.

If you want to convert a document of your own into PDF format, some of the software (like Adobe Acrobat Professional) can be quite expensive, but there are cheaper and in some cases, free software that can do the job for you. One example of free software is gDoc Creator, and you can download and read more about it here.

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