PDF: Purpose and Key Aspects

AltoPDF team

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When Adobe decided to implement PDF, they wanted to create an electronic hard copy of the page-structured document that could be looked through and printed in the original form on different devices and platforms but which is impossible to edit. Such definition makes PDFs show up among many other formats of saving and sharing docs.

Over the last years PDF files have greatly evolved. They are today a container for content of absolutely different types (text, vector and bitmap graphics, interactive elements, forms, audio, video, different annotations, etc.).

The desire to edit the content of PDF document or convert it to another format arises because of different reasons. That is why it is important to know how to convert PDF to Word, let’s say. Among the diversity of available online services, we can offer to use a free AltoPDFtoWord tool. You do not need to download any software. Just upload your PDF or drag it to the site page and push the button. This PDF to Word converter is very convenient and user-friendly. In the end you will receive a ready Word document that is easily editable.

Usually you can use Adobe Reader or Acrobat Reader to open any file with .pdf resolution. However, these programs can take much time to get uploaded. There is one more program that works faster and is more convenient. It is SumatraPDF. You can install it from the flash card. All programs are free and you may download them from the official sites.

Regardless of the reason you need to convert a PDF to DOC (free service is available and described above), you must know everything about the format. We hope this article will be helpful for you in your work with PDFs.