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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Inside Out by Mark Dodge and Craig Stinson

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Creating Portable Documents

A portable document file format lets you create a representation of “electronic paper” that displays your data on the screen as it would look when printed. One of the benefits of portable document formats is that you can share documents you do not want others to modify. Both the Microsoft XPS format and Adobe PDF files require free software for viewing, and they promise cross-platform consistency and format compatibility regardless of the software and fonts available on your computer.

The two available portable document formats, PDF and XPS, provide portability, allow you to search a file’s content, and let you preview the files in applications that support them, such as Windows Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader. Worksheets ...

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