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An easy way to create PDF files of documents, receipts and more

An easy way to create PDF files of documents, receipts and more
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Have you ever emailed a document to someone and they complained that the formatting was all messed up when they opened 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, or not even open at all, on someone else's system. That's why the Portable Document Format, you probably know it as PDF, exists.

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For instance, say you keep your club's phone list as a Microsoft Excel file. If you email it to other members, they have top have Excel as well to open it. But, save it and mail it as a PDF and everyone can open it.

PDF files are favored because they 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 pretty pricey. That's why I'm so happy to share with you this easy and free way to create PDFs.

Next page: Find out how to convert documents to PDFs with a simple click. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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