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Mel Siff
10-22-2001, 09:45 AM
If you have ever experienced problems in reading documents prepared on
different computers, then you need to know something about a special format
called PDF which allows a document to be read on any computer. PDF can be
especially useful if you are submitting documents via the Internet for

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a distribution format
developed by the Adobe Corporation to allow electronic information to be
transferred between various types of computers. In other words, PDF is cross
platform independent. You do not need to have the original software which
created the document on your
computer. In order to view, print or search a PDF file, a user must download
and install a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is
currently available for DOS, Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. Once you
have downloaded the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can view any PDF file or
print the file on you printer in the way it was originally written.


For MAC and PC:

PDF is becoming the 'defacto' standard for publishing on the Internet. It has
been estimated that there are currently well over 200 million people who can
now read PDF documents.

If you wish to create PDF files, then this is not free. The Adobe PDF
Writer, on the other hand, costs several hundred dollars and the average
person is not likely to want buy it. Therefore, I have compiled some
resources to help you write your own PDF files.


Using Free Software for PC:


Using Free Software for MAC:

Critical Comments about the Value of PDF:


Dr Mel C Siff
Denver, USA

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