The list of winners to date, and their responses to the contest's Qualifying Question, are:
Briefly (1-2 paragraphs at most) explain a common -- personal or organizational -- use of PDFs for which you rely on the capabilities and availability of the free Adobe Reader.
Max H Herr
D'Oily Boid Enterprises
A: "I use Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional to create interactive forms that can be deployed to members of my company's sales force, opened in Adobe Reader, filled in, and printed out or saved by printing to a PDF virtual printer such as Adobe PDF Printer or Zeon DocuCom Printer.
I also use Acrobat 7.0 Professional to create promotional pieces which can be distributed to members of the sales force or clients for viewing using Adobe Reader. My documents are created in Illustrator CS or WordPerfect (depending on their complexity of design) and saved as PDFs for universal distribution."
East Bay Municipal Utility District
A: "We convert our water utility maps to PDF form and they are used by people in the fields on lap top computers for installing and repairing water mains, etc. and by other personel for development around our utilities."
Senior Graphic Designer
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc
A: "Our organization and clients are able to prepare, sort, organize and most importantly, communicate forms, promotions and policy documents much faster utilizing Adobe Acrobat Reader."
A: "I can send and recieve secure information highly confidential for my customers and they can feel the greatest comfort even if someone captures the file they cannot open it without extreme measures."
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.