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Devices like the Apple iPad have changed the way the world consumes media, and now anyone can adopt a digital publishing model and share their content with an audience. This course clearly defines the terms and types of digital formats, including EPUB, iBooks, ebooks, "enhanced" EPUB, and PDF, as well as their pros and cons, and helps you decide which media type best matches your content now, and which type you might want to migrate to in the future. The course also provides an overview of a typical digital publishing workflow and the software setup you'll need to get started.
You've seen how easy it is to create a PDF, its well for features, and even its drawbacks. So to whom is the PDF best suited? Taking cues from the current state of publishing and the widespread use of PDF, we can distill it down to the kinds of documents that benefit from this format. This will hopefully give you a better understanding of exactly who the PDF is for. Of course, business documents can certainly take advantage of the PDF format. These documents include various reports, forms, letters, and even presentations.
These are typically text-heavy documents with graphs, charts, and even tables. Technical manuals and user guides can also take advantage of the PDF format. These documents too are typically very text heavy with illustrations, large CAD drawings, and possibly even 3-D renderings. Another classic use for a PDF would be a product catalog. These two are very image heavy. Typically, they have tables, and even illustrations. A fixed layout nature of PDF helps designers to convey this information in a logical manner.
And Interactive Table of contents and, even hyperlinks, help users navigate through these large documents. Advertising and promotional materials such as brochures, and postcards, magazines, and even newspaper ads can certainly take advantage of the PDF with its embedded fonts and media. Their fixed layout nature, and even color management information, are also a benefit to these forms of publication. While, the PDF is considered a universal document format, it may not suit every document type perfectly.
If you're looking for portability, flexibility ease-of-use, and have concerns about keeping your content secure, then perhaps PDF is right for you.
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