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Acrobat
Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat is a family of computer programs developed by Adobe Systems designed to view, create, manipulate and manage files in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Some software in the family, particularly the software used for creation, is commercial, and some is freeware. Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available as a no-charge download from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files. Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a way to present information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.

You can learn how to turn a document into a PDF file here. A series of videos on how to use Acrobat further is available on Adobe TV.