A pdf writer is software that will transform a document file into a pdf,
which stands for portable document file. The advantage of such a file
is that it is viewable and printable on any operating system, regardless
if it is Windows or Mac OS. It is also the file format accepted by all
printer companies when printing a brochure or book.
The reason this is important? Ten years ago, when someone created a file on a Windows computer
and sent it to someone using a Mac, sometimes the recipient could not
view the file or if she could, the formatting (the way the file was
displayed on the screen or the way it printed out) was not the same. As a solution to this problem, Adobe created the PDF file format which has since become a standard.
PDF writer software can be used to accomplish several things:
While there are free software programs out there, if you're serious
about the quality and security of the finished product, you'll need to
purchase software that will get the job done right.
For those on Windows-based computers, I recommend this pdf writer.
It is affordable, easy to use and works on the PC.
For those on Macs, my recommendation is the granddaddy of all ebook compilers (and also available for Windows): Adobe Acrobat which is made by the company that invented the format. This software will also work on PCs. Just make sure you buy the right version for your particular computer.
you intend to get into the self publishing industry and ready
manuscripts for printing and publication, then you'll need its extensive
feature set. Although the software may be on the expensive side, it's
money well-spent because you'll get all the features you need to
produced professional pdf files.
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