No doubt that one of the great contributions by Adobe is the standard of Portable Document Format (PDF) from 15 years ago. As Adobe referred, PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system. Post Script, Distiller Server, Acrobat Connect, so many deeply developed technologies around it. But who cares these or those technical aspects? All the reasons we favor it so much could be: cross-platform compatibility, compact size, easy creation, nice security, print and browser friendly, etc.
This morning, one friend of mine told me that she would store all her documents in PDF other than Word documents in the future. Maybe it was a good idea to do so, but I persuaded her not do that, because Word documents are Word documents, while PDF documents are PDF documents in your own business. Word documents could be the best-ever desktop sharing, as PDF might be the best-ever desktop publishing. However, that wasn’t enough for the good arrangement of one’s business. The advanced suggestion from my mind is: backup all Word documents, convert them to PDF documents, and store all PDF online. Why online? Definitely there’re millions of answers to this question in the Internet times. After all, we’ve already entered the upper class of traditional desktop publishing, with the online documents.
Adobe’s Create PDF Online
PDFCreator on SourceForge
Google Docs with “Save as PDF”
On the honor of the great help from Adobe’s PDF for our businesses these years, let’s move our PDF documents to the Internet, and leave the business with PDF in a better vision.