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If you have ever read Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you already know about babelfish. As the story goes, if you stick one in your ear, it acts as an automatic translation system, so you can understand what’s being said in any given language from Abyssinian to Vogon. Too bad babelfish don’t actually exist; software file formats could use such a device. Adobe’s PDF format comes close. PDF files can be passed back and forth from PC to Mac to SGI workstation to Palm and Pocket PC devices.

There are generic PDFs and Photoshop PDFs. Photoshop creates single-image PDF files. Generic PDFs (which can contain multiple pages, pictures, and text) come from Adobe Acrobat, or from Illustrator, or from other programs that make use of the Acrobat Distiller. You can save a single-image PDF file using the regular Save As box. To save an image using Generic PDF format, you’ll need Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, or a similar program.


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