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Adobe Acrobat 8 in the Office by Donna L. Baker

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Chapter 7. Assembling a Library

In the old days, governments, organizations, and businesses maintained typing pools and stored paper records in centralized file storage areas. As computers became the norm for most of the workforce by the 1990s, workers assumed responsibility for creating and maintaining their own documents, making the file room redundant and decentralizing control over records.

While U.S. federal law requires all government agencies to archive documents that will be of historical significance, many organizations and private companies voluntarily archive documents for legal and historical purposes.

Suppose you have hundreds of records and historical documents in various formats—paper, digital source files, and PDF pages—that need ...

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