7 Solid Features of Adobe CreatePDF
In a world of digital document domination, Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) has emerged as the frontrunner for creating, sharing, exchanging and archiving important documents in a safe and secure manner. And when it comes to converting your files to and from PDF format, the best solution, hands down, for handling your documents is Adobe CreatePDF. Chances are you’re already using this valuable tool, but just in case you’re not, here’s a look at 6 solid features that make CreatePDF a smart choice for your PDF file creation needs.
1. Create your PDF’s in the cloud
CreatePDF’s cloud-based functionality allows you to create view and print PDF files and forms from just about any platform, including Apple Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix—not to mention a host of mobile platforms and devices such as tablets and smartphones (iPhone and Android). With no software to download and no extra system requirements, CreatePDF is very user friendly. A simple one-click online upload does the work for you. And with your documents safely stored online in the cloud, they can be accessed easily from anywhere at any time.
2. Ensure the integrity of your documents
When creating or converting your important files to PDF, it’s critical that the end result resembles the original document as much as possible. Being that CreatePDF is brought to you by the same company that invented the PDF in the first place, the files you create with CreatePDF are guaranteed to have the same look and feel as the source document, being that they retain all of the original elements such as text, graphics (both full-color and 3D) overall layout, drawings, etc. In addition, through the use of free Acrobat Adobe Reader software, all PDF documents you create can be easily viewed by anyone.
3. Easy PDF export
With CreatePDF, reusing content by converting your PDF files to editable documents in Word (DOCX) or Excel (XLSX) becomes a simple task. In addition, through the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR), scanned text becomes editable. Once edited, those documents can be converted back to PDF format.
4. Combine multiple files into one PDF
CreatePDF lets you conveniently upload two or more files at a time and combine them into one PDF file, with the documents in whatever order you choose to show them.
5. Sharing PDF’s is simple
When you upload your file to CreatePDF, you receive your own link to download your newly created PDF and share it with anyone who has Acrobat Adobe Reader Software through email, social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, or on your own website.
6. Convert a ton of file types to PDF
CreatePDF allows you to convert a large number of file types, including text files such as TXT, PS and RTF. You can also convert all files created using Adobe products and services along with those associated with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 and Microsoft Publisher 2003 and 2007. You can also convert files associated with Open Office, Star Office, WordPerfect, and images formatted as BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and GIF. In addition, the “Print to PDF” feature allows you to convert all printable file formats to PDF from any desktop application that prints. And since “Print to PDF” is paperless, all files remain electronic.
7. Cost-effective PDF creation
With the ability to easily create and manage PDFs in the safety and convenience of the cloud, and with plans starting at just $8.33 per month—which give you unlimited PDF and “Print to PDF” file conversions, along with the ability to combine multiple files, convert PDF files to both Word and Excel formats—CreatePDF is a simple, cost-effective PDF conversion solution worth your consideration.
Justin Clark is a freelance writer for Acrobat.com.