Acrobat is a technology developed by Adobe Systems that allows documents created on one computer system to be read and printed on other systems, with the fonts, formatting, text attributes, and graphic elements intact. It works in tandem with the Multiple Masters font technology, in which a font that exists in one computer can emulate the font in the document that was created in another computer system.
An Adobe Systems Inc software application used to view and create PDF files. Available for Macintosh computers and PC. See also Adobe Systems Incorporated
A suite of programs developed by Adobe Systems, Inc. for creating and distributing electronic documents. Programs in the suite allow you to create a Portable document Format (PDF) file for a document. You can then distribute the PDF file electronically to people who view the document with the Acrobat Reader. The reader is the best known component of the Acrobat suite and is freely distributed. People viewing a PDF file (or document) with the Acrobat reader see the document with the exact layout intended by the author. This is its main advantage over other electronic formats such as HTML, where the layout can vary depending on the software being used.