The PDF file format is a common internet file format (PDF stands for Portable Document Format). It preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. PDFs can be emailed or copied to portable media like USB flashdrives, and can be used across many different types of computers, browsers and ereaders.
You can create PDFs by:
Software for most modern scanners can create single electronic documents from multiple pages - that is, one PDF file containing several pages, rather than one PDF for each page of the document.
To do this open your software up on your PC before you scan the documents to ensure that the correct settings are set:
Reduce the size of your PDFs by:
If you are using more recent versions of Word or an equivalent, save documents in PDF format. Alternatively, you can convert most documents to PDF by using free online or downloadable software, for example:
You need to have a PDF reader installed on your device. These are generally free to download. Popular readers include:
Users of Access Technology who are unable to access PDFs should contact us for an alternative version.
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