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PDF files are Portable Document Format files often used for saving publications in a standard format that can be viewed on different devices independent of software or operating system. The file is created with Adobe Acrobat or an application with the Acrobat plugin such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. The .PDF file may contain text, images, annotations, outlines, forms, and other data. The format is useful for preserving formatting and fonts across different devices and displaying its contents electronically the same way they will appear when printed.

Adobe Systems made the PDF format available for free in 1993 but it wasn't until 2008 that the format was officially released as an open standard.

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File Viewer Lite is a free .PDF file opener that allows you to view the file's contents. In addition to the Portable Document Format file, File Viewer Lite can open over 150 file types, including Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, video files, audio files, images, and more. You can also view unsupported proprietary document formats in the program's Text and Hex Views. These views display the contents of the document, which can provide useful information.

To view your PDF files, download our free file viewer and drag and drop the .PDF file onto the program window. File Viewer Lite will open the file and display the document.

About File Viewer Lite

Windows File Viewer Lite combines the functionality of several programs into one simple utility. The program includes zoom and rotate controls for documents, PDFs, and images. It also includes media playback controls for audio and video files. In the rare case that a file format is not supported by File Viewer Lite, the program still displays useful information about the file type from

View all the features File Viewer Lite has to offer, or you can download the program for free and try it for yourself!