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What is a PDF file?

Portable/Public Document Format (*.PDF)


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Several documents throughout this Web site are available in Portable Document Format, called PDF. These files contain complex documents with graphs, images, and special text that cannot be presented easily through the typical Web browser. The creator of this file format, Adobe Systems, offers a free viewer so that you can view any PDF file. It is called Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are versions for a wide variety of computers, operating systems, and languages.

You can easily download the program and install it on your computer. Installation instructions are available at the Adobe Systems Website.

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