RE: What is PDF? (Re: PRE)

John Xu (
Tue, 2 May 1995 13:56:11 +0500

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It's a specification by Adobe.

There are couple of viewers for the PDF files: AcroBat Reader and Acrobat
The current Acrobat Exchange has a plug in to support Hyperlink with the
help of Netscape
client program.

You can get more information by connecting to

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To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: What is PDF? (Re: PRE)
Date: Monday, May 01, 1995 9:15AM

> Yes you can control the spacing. But not if you use HTML. HTML is a
> content markup language *NOT* a text setting system. If you insist on
> double spacing, pick one of the many languages which allow you that;
> to mention a few: PDF, PostScript and (La)TeX.

What is ``PDF''? I've heard that it's a Web formatting language.
Where can I get more information about it? Thanks in advance.

Noritoshi Demizu, OMRON Corporation