6 Valuable Tips: Why should you convert to PDF?

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Most companies are not demanding when it comes to the file formats they use. They just use the most common file formats as the logical extension of their software tools. The best example is the Microsoft Office package. Although Word is a good program for word processing, text editing and file formatting, a Word-file (.docx) is not the best suited file format for storage, archiving, sending sensitive and private data, and internet sharing purposes.

AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) is another example of a widespread file format. However, you can find more efficient file formats than AFP for what it is used. The file format was originally created by IBM as a data format for transactional printing purposes. AFP files are only recognized by hardware that supports Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), a print protocol commonly used by printers in mainframe environments. If you want the data in your AFP files to be accessible by everyone, regardless of the hardware or operating system used, you should consider converting your AFP files to PDF. Working with PDF is easy, cheap, efficient and very common.

In fact, PDF is an excellent file format for a lot of your business documents. Not convinced yet? We will give you 6 good reasons why converting to PDF is an added value for your business.