The benefits of a PDF


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The benefits of a PDF

The PDF has been around for some time now. In that time, Adobe has continually developed the format in an effort to make sharing documents easy, consistent, flexible, and secure. With its support for rich interactive content, PDF documents can be so much more than just the written word. Let's take a look at some of the PDF's more endearing qualities as a digital publishing solution. Most applications offer a way to export directly to PDF. If the application you're using does not, chances are there is a plug-in or a script that will enable this feature.

For example, here I have an InDesign document that I would like to export as a PDF. To do so, I simply go to the File menu, choose Export, my Format of choice, and click Save. I'm offered a series of choices here. I am simply going to turn on the View After Exporting so we can see the results. I'll click OK and it might take just a moment or two, depending on the complexity of your document, for InDesign to create the PDF....

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