What is PDF | PDF full form

PDF PDF is a special type of format, PDF has many advantages, PDF is very different from all other formats. Because the rest of the formats only contain a particular file, such as photo, text, link etc. What is PDF?

Many times it happens that when we are filling a form or making a claim. So we are asked for PDF file of any document or form.

Like as an example – when we claim pf. So in some condition we are asked for 15g form and that too in PDF file.

The second best thing about PDF is that you can also put a password on the PDF file. So that if you can keep any data in that PDF file. And no one will be able to open it except you.

What is PDF

The full form of PDF is Portable Document Format , PDF full name is Portable not because PDF file can be ported anywhere in any device. Rather, the name of this format is portable because the file of any format can be ported very easily through PDF. Then whether to add them together or separately.

The specialty of PDF is that we can make PDF file completely like a web page and add clickable links to it.

Because of the PDF file there was a revolution in the world of books as well. Because ebooks are also made through PDF. If you want to buy a book but you cannot find it, then you can download its ebook. Which you will find on the internet.

And if you want, you can also make an ebook.

when and who invented pdf

By the way, there are many inventions which have been developed by an individual. But as far as the PDF file system is concerned, it was not developed by any individual, but by a company. Whose name is adobe systems (software company), it introduced pdf in 1993.

how to create pdf

You can create PDF file in many ways, now those methods depend. What type of content do you want to create a PDF file for? Like any text, image, form or any web page etc.

So if you normally want to create a PDF file of a text, or of an image, then you can create a PDF file through your phone itself. Or if you want, you can also use computer to create PDF file.

how to create pdf from mobile

For this you will find many applications on playstore. Which you can use to create PDF file, so let’s use “PDF Creator” app.

  • Just go to playstore and search “PDF Creator”, and install that app, its size is 10MB.
  • Install PDF Creator, PDF creator will ask for permission from you, allow it. If you do not allow permission then you will not be able to create PDF file through this app.
  • After giving permission, you will reach the PDF creator homepage. Click on the + button in the right footer.
  • Now enter a name for your PDF file and click on OK
  • Now PDF creator will open, create your file here. You can type anything you want, type in multiple pages, and add photos.
  • So let’s start typing now, normally you type there is no problem. If you want, you can create PDF file of multiple pages.
  • Click on “+page” to add multiple pages, the more pages you click on “+page”, the more pages will be added. Which will be blank, and you can write anything you want in those pages, or Can add images.
  • Remember that create as many pages as you want to add content to. Because if you add blank pages then it will be of no use, only the size of your PDF file will increase.
  • You can view all these pages by swiping left and right, at this time all these pages will be visible to you by swiping left and right. But don’t worry after PDF file is created it will be like normal PDF file (Up/Down) process.
  • Now you can add whatever you want to add on the page. You can write normally on all pages, and can also add images to them.
  • Write on the page on which you want to write. And click on “+Image” on the page on which you want to add image. And choose the image from your phone that you want to add to your PDF file.
  • When you choose a photo, it is not implemented directly on that page of your PDF file. You can zoom out, zoom in, drag that photo. And can set that image anywhere on that page.
  • Now the most important thing is that you can add as many pages as you want in your PDF. Add images to them, add text. No problem, but remember that whatever you write or add a photo must be displayed on that page.
  • So if one page fills the screen, add more pages to your PDF by clicking on “+Page”. And add your content on it.
  • So I hope your PDF file is almost ready. Click on the “eye” button to save your PDF file. A preview of your PDF file will appear, you can see all the pages by swiping left and right.
  • Now click on the “PDF” button on the right top. Your PDF file will be ready. Now if you want, you can open it by clicking on it. And you can see your PDF file and also share it with your friends.

By the way, here we have told you about creating PDF file of PDF maker app. But the best app to manage PDF is “Adobe Acrobat Reader”. Because this app is developed by adobe itself.

But the problem of this “Adobe Acrobat reader” app is that it is not available for free. So if you can pay for adobe. So you can use this app which costs around 25 USD (340 INR) per month.

But Don’t worry you can create PDF files for free through PDF creator app.

how to make pdf from computer

PDF files can be created from computer in multiple ways such as through page printing or through any software, certainly adobe acrobat reader will be the best. But its size is a bit high and probably everyone wants to use lite software.

So you download PDF24 creator, it is very lite software, only 35 MB, and install it after downloading.

  • Just go to this url https://tools.PDF24.org/en/creator and click on download, in this you will get two options. For windows 10 only, for windows 10 and older, then probably for windows 10 and older will be best. Click on ” Optimize for Private Use ” in it and download it.
  • The specialty of this software is that it can do many other tasks along with creating PDF. And in the size of 35 MB, download and install PDF24 creator and open it.
  • Click on PDF creator
  • Now drag and drop those images on this box. Which you want to add in PDF file.
  • Click on the Save button, click on the quality in which you want to save the PDF file. Choose the location of your computer where you want to save and save it.

what is pdf book

As you have learned above that almost every task of every PDF will require some software, app, website. But if you want to make an ebook, then you will not need them at all.

And its best option is web pages, if you have a website or blog. And want to make PDF of any post or you do not have a blog website. But if you want to make PDF of any other web page, then you can make it, and that too without any software.

  • Just the page you want to make an ebook. Go to that page and press Ctrl + P.
  • Now windows will prepare that page for printing. In this you will get the option of “Destination”, in which by default you will get the option of printer, click on it. And click on “Save as PDF”.
  • Finally click on the “Save” button, and save that file. The ebook of that page means PDF file has become ready.

By the way, there are many ways to create PDF file, about which you have been told here. But the most unique way of creating PDF is printing. Because through this you can save any page as a PDF file in just a few seconds.

If you want, you can save it as PDF by writing web pages in this way. I found this method the best because through this you can create PDF of images, links, texts, various types of headings, Tables, Menu, etc. Which is not possible by any kind of PDF editor.

If you want to create normal PDF files then you can use softwares, apps. But if you are thinking about ebook, want to create some dynamic PDF. So you can create a web page and save it as a PDF. Which is very easy and also helpful in creating unique PDF file.

how to open pdf file

It is very easy to open PDF file, it is just necessary that you have a PDF reader.

So if you are a mobile user then you will get google PDF viewer on playstore. Download it, and open your PDF file, it will open in google google pdf viewer.

The best option for computer users is to download adobe reader, you will be able to open PDF. Or if you want, you can download any other PDF reader. As we had told above about a software pdf24 creator, you can download that too if you want. And if you want, open your chrome, firefox etc browser, whatever browser you use.

But if you are a desktop user, then you can use any software, and if you want, you can also use the browser. Now drag and drop your PDF file in that browser, your PDF will open.

how to put password in pdf

If you want that not everyone can open your PDF file, then you can set a password. After which your PDF file can be opened on any device, but it will ask for a password to open, which you will enter.

So let’s know how to protect PDF file with password. It is not necessary to lock any PDF file with password. That you have created that PDF file, you can lock any PDF file.

  • Just go to https://www.PDF2go.com/protect-PDF and click “Choose file” to select the PDF file you want to lock.
  • Just below the Start button, you will get the option to set a password. Enter the password for your PDF file in “Enter open password”.
  • Enter the same password again in “Repeat open password” and click on the start button.
  • Just password will be set in your PDF file, click on “Download” button.

That PDF file of yours will be downloaded. Now you can open it and see that the password has been set in your PDF file.

From this article you learned what is PDF and how to create PDF, PDF meaning. We hope this information will prove useful for you.