Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is a PDF for?, part of Digital Publishing Fundamentals.
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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.…
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