16. Converting Paper to PDF

We have spent this book discussing the wonderful things you can do with PDF documents; however, most of the important official documents we all receive are printed on paper. Professionals are particularly wedded to paper: contracts, estimates, invoices, are most frequently distributed as paper documents. Until relatively recently, even Adobe insisted that some of their developer applications be printed, signed, and faxed back to them; PDF files weren’t accepted. For that matter, most companies have many years’ worth of paper stored in warehouses, documenting all of their past transactions and business.

What if you want to store these documents on your disk or fill them out electronically? You’ll scan the paper and ...

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