Wednesday, October 8, 2008
If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Writer, you can still create a PDF...
What is a PDF and why is it a good format for a web site document? A PDF (portable document format) file can be viewed, navigated, and printed from any computer regardless of the fonts or software programs used to create the original. It enables a document to be distributed on different systems while preserving the layout. To view a file in PDF format, you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Standard and Adobe Acrobat Professional are the main programs used to create PDF files. These programs range in price from 300 to 500 dollars. However, if you simply need to convert files such as a word document, web page, or excel spreadsheet, this can be done for free. Below are links to programs and a website that allow you to complete such a task.
How can you create a PDF for your web site without the full software? At PDFonline you can upload a Word doc, Excel spreadsheet, HTML page, or JPG/GIF/TIFF image and get a PDF back. You can also upload an existing PDF and PDFOnline will email you an HTML version.
I hope this saves someone some trouble.
About the author | Tatum Hindman
Tatum is the president of TBH Creative and is responsible for building long-term client relationships. She enjoys the strategy behind web design and sitting down with clients to define online marketing goals. She likes to blog about questions or topics that clients ask about as well as sharing new tricks.View more posts by Tatum