If you've ever wondered about PDF, or even if you've just been annoyed when that "Adobe thing" pops up when you are surfing the web, you'll find something of interest here. In this Learning Center at Planet PDF we try to answer some of the most basic questions about PDF.
Since 2011, Duff has worked in the ECM industry specializing in PDF technology since 1995. An industry leader, Duff co-chairs the international committee that manages ISO 32000, the specification for the PDF file format.
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Word, Excel, TIFF. PostScript, HTML, XML, all have their pluses and minuses - but none of them are PDF. What makes our favorite format so special to business and government? In celebration of PDF technology, Duff delivers a little history of the magic behind the world's most popular electronic document file format.
The core desktop application from Adobe Systems for creating and managing PDFs. Adobe Acrobat 6.01 is available in Standard and Professional versions, as well as "Elements" for large-scale corporate desktops.
The truly essential application, Adobe Systems' Reader, now at version 6.01, sets the standard for viewing and printing PDF files. If you don't already have Adobe Reader 6.01 installed, we strongly suggest you do so. It's free.
Almost anything you can do with a piece of paper, you can do with a PDF. And with a PDF, you can do so much more. Here's a simple list of the many ways in which business and government put PDF to use, everyday.
Too many people sending too many Word files makes for clogged networks and nasty surprises. Find out why PDF just beats the pants off of Word files when it comes to reliable delivery of an original document. If you used to fax or mail it, you'll want to PDF it.
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.