By this time, let’s assume that you’ve already gone to see what all the fuss is about over Adobe CreatePDF. (What’s that? You haven’t seen it yet? You rascal! Read no further and hustle over there now! And then come back and read the rest of this post.) Even if you still haven’t seen the works over at CreatePDF, you can probably guess that the service is primarily for – well, creating PDF files. CreatePDF can certainly do that, and can do it well, if we do say so ourselves. Did you know, however, that there’s more?
Surely not, you may say! But yes, we reply, verily, there is more: Adobe CreatePDF has a nifty feature that allows you to use this online service to combine multiple files—of various sorts and sizes—into a single Adobe PDF file. What if you have a proposal to make to a client and want to include graphic samples that you made in Adobe Illustrator, copy that you drafted and formatted in Microsoft Word, and charts of data from Excel? Well, that’s a lot of content in a lot of different formats; so creating a PDF file is the best possible way to present all of this information without printing or sharing multiple files (some of which may not even be viewable on the client’s computer). The easy solution? Use Adobe CreatePDF to roll all the files into one superlatively presentable PDF document. Now you have a single, organized, easy-to-find and easy-to-share PDF file to show your client—without the messy tasks of printing, collating, or begging the clunky old stapler not to jam up again.
And, what’s more (yes, more!), since the service is online, you don’t even have to store the document on your local machine until you’re good and ready; the document will live (securely) in your CreatePDF account, and can be downloaded at will. Remember, too, that the CreatePDF features are rolled into the services at Acrobat.com, along with the other products that help you to create and share your documents electronically; if you need to create and then instantly share these documents, think about trying them out with a subscription at Acrobat.com.
What noise does that old office stapler make when your hand sends it sailing inexorably down towards a stack of papers? That’s right: BAM.
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