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Adobe Acrobat 9 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by John Deubert

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Chapter 4. Making PDF Files

PDF is arguably the best file format for storing and distributing documents. It’s compact, it supports a wide variety of content (including text, images, line art, and multimedia), and you can use it for free without incurring licensing fees. However, all this capability is useless unless you can conveniently create 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, ...

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