Editor’s Note: This article is part of the Introduction to Acrobat & PDF Learning Center
What can’t you
do with a PDF? Because PDF is first and foremost about the page, pretty much
anytime the key PDF qualities of authenticity, reliability, and
portability are called for in a document application, PDF can serve like
no other technology.
Any business can
realize tremendous benefits with PDF.
- PDF document
generation and distribution eliminates printing costs and moves any remaining
need for hard-copy to the end-user where it belongs!
PDF forms facilitate and transform business processes
- PDF documentation
helps customers, suppliers and employees find relevant information fast
- Using PDF to
record transactions, procedures and workflows
authoring, review and commenting with PDF
- PDF assists
with safe communications between parties
- PDF is a powerful
archive format for content generated in other formats
For Government, PDF plays essential roles.
- Public deployment
of official communications with PDF
- Safe internal
and external communications with PDF
- PDF forms and
other interactive functions, including accessibility to disabled users
- PDF capabilities
help organizations adhere to a variety of regulations
Legal professionals benefit.
- Capturing, managing
and researching case materials in PDF
to the Court in PDF
Financial institutions gain new efficiencies with PDF.
- Melding paper
and electronic document systems with PDF
- Process documentation
and regulatory compliance using the PDF platform
- Protecting PDF
documents against change and unauthorized access
find PDF useful for communicating.
- The ubiquitous
viewer gives PDF subtle advantages for sharing and reviewing detailed design
or specifications information.
PDF is vital for
creative professionals and printers because it delivers on screen and in print.
review, comment and pre-press processes are superbly adapted for professional
creative and printing needs