Have you ever emailed a document to someone and they complained that the formatting was all messed up when they looked at it? Maybe they couldn't even open the file because they didn't have the right program.
Not every computer has the same programs, program versions or even the same fonts. And what looks fine on your computer might look terrible on someone else's.
That's why the Portable Document Format - you probably know it as PDF - exists. PDF files look the same on any computer or gadget, and just about any gadget can open them.
The only tricky part to using PDFs is creating them. Most PDF creators - like Adobe Acrobat - are going to cost you a pretty penny. Fortunately, there is an easy and free way to create PDFs.
Take a look at a "PDF printer" like doPDF. This program adds a PDF creator to your list of printers.
Once it's installed, you simply print a document and select the PDF option from the printer list. doPDF creates a PDF file in seconds from any Windows program - even browsers.
You'll end up with a file that's formatted just the way you want that you can send or store. Your PDF will even have selectable text, meaning you'll be able to search the PDF for specific sections or words.