Power of PDF files
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. PDF was developed in the early 1990s as a way to share documents. It is a very reliable, trusted and accessible format. Portable Document Format is designed by Adobe.
Definitely the biggest advantage of PDF is its universality and versatility. The weakness of the PDF format is its compression algorithm.
Adobe Acrobat can be difficult to download but they are different ways to create PDF without software.
- in Google Chrome – Click Ctrl+P to open the print settings window. Select printer and save as a PDF
- Online -convert a webpage to PDF file using online web service named as htmlpdf
- with browsers other than Chrome – cleanPrint can be useful
PDFcombine software can be used to merge two or more PDF files.
PDFzen and TouchPDF can easy edit PDF files.
Google translate can translate PDF documents, Peernet and Extenoffice are used to convert a bunch of documents to PDF.
PDFCrack can remove the password from PFD files.
PDFaid allows to extract the selected pages from a PDF file.
GoogleDocs helps to extract the text from a scanned PDF file.
The PDF Format continues to maintain a very strong position in the market of electronic publications. However, it seems that the PDF designers will not be able to sleep peacefully. Competitors nipping at their heels, pointing out faults: undeniably large file size and the quality of graphics.
File size is a disadvantage which is particularly important for users of analog modems.
Hopefully this will be taken into account when designers will be creating the next version of the PDF.