Did someone email you a TXT file and you're not sure how to open it? Maybe you have found a TXT file on your computer and wondering what it's for? Windows might tell you that you can't open it, or in the worst case scenario, you might encounter a TXT file related error message. Converting the file into TXT format may be required if the document saving format is not recognized by the text editor used. This format appeared along with the first computer. The .txt file contains only text information and nothing else - data on formatting, fonts, pictures cannot be saved there. The format is the most universal - it can be opened on all devices using any application.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a versatile file format that preserves the fonts, images, and layout of the original document, regardless of which of many platforms and which of many applications the document was created on. It was initiated by Adobe and was originally intended for electronic presentation of printed materials. PDFs look the same no matter what device they are viewed on. Whether you're using Windows 10, Mac, Chrome OS, Android, Windows Phone, iPad, or Windows XP - on any software or hardware, PDFs remain the same.