4. Making PDF Files

PDF is arguably the best file format for storage and distribution of documents. It’s compact, it supports a wide variety of content (including text, images, line art, and multimedia), and it’s freely usable without licensing fees. However, all this capability is useless unless you can conveniently make PDF files. This is the topic we address in this chapter.

When you install Acrobat, you also install features into your computer system that make it easy and quick to generate PDF files from within virtually any Macintosh or Windows application. Furthermore, Acrobat has many powerful features that let you create PDF files: You can convert many common file types to PDF, scan paper documents directly into PDF, convert Web pages ...

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