Adobe is synonymous with PDF for good reason – Adobe Systems, Inc. invented the PDF (Portable Document Format) as an “open” specification. Since being introduced it has been implemented by more than 1,800 hardware and software vendors worldwide. So what does this mean? Simply put, a PDF is a PDF no matter what software was used. Furthermore, Adobe products are not required to view and work with PDF files. You can use PDF software from other vendors.
This white paper describes a list of pdf misconceptions versus the truth.