How do I create a PDF file?

Thursday, 27 September 2007 9:47 AM
When offering files to download from your website IASP reccomends the use of PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

PDF files are always read the same way which gives you control over how the file looks, it also ensures that all of your users will be able to read the file as free software (Adobe Acrobat Reader) is available to open PDF files.

If you are offering files in Microsoft Word .doc format (for example) your users need to have purchased Microsoft Word in order to read the file. Not all versions of Microsoft Word will read files in the same way and it may cause formatting problems.

Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Capture are software programs which enable you to create PDF files. Some free programs such as Open Office (an open source office suite) are also available.

For a nominal charge IASP may be able to convert an existing file into PDF for you. To discuss the benefits of PDF or converting files please contact IASP support directly.

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