The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems and one of the most used file types, especially in the business world.
The benefits of PDF are numerous. It is a file format that is compatible with every operating system and it faithfully represents the look and feel of the original source file. It is also very compact and easily shared, very simple to create from a variety of different file formats, and it can easily be secured if you need your file to be protected or private.
One shortcoming of PDFs is that they are difficult to edit. Thankfully, there are many converters, available online and as desktop software, that are able to convert PDFs into more editable file formats very easily and accurately.