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PORTABLE DOCUMENT FILE (PDF) Definition & Legal Meaning

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A PDF document is a file format that has been created by Adobe Systems, Inc., to be used with the Adobe Reader. It is commonly used to prevent copyright claims and allows the user to incorporate images, hyperlinks as well as a range of other features. A lot of PDF readers are currently available for free.


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