About PDF Output

Short for "Portable Document Format," PDF is an open standard format for electronic documentation exchange invented by Adobe. PDF files are used to represent a two-dimensional document in an device- and resolution-independent fixed-layout format. You can generate PDF output from your project directly, or you can generate a PDF while simultaneously building FrameMaker or Word output.

You can also set PDF options in the Target Editor. These options let you specify the way that images, document properties, the initial view, and security are handled in the output. See Specifying PDF Options.

PDF output consists of a file with a .pdf extension that you can print or distribute to users.