7 wonderful features of PDF

What makes PDF become one of the most important and popular file format in many work industries? Here list seven excellent features of PDF explaining the reason letting you know more information about PDF so that you can make better use of it.

Multiplatform

PDF files are viewable and printable on virtually any platform, including Windows®, Mac OS, and mobile platforms such as Android™, iPad and iPhone. Even, PDF e-book readers, such as Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, Bamboo, etc.

Accessible

PDF documents work with assistive technology to help make information accessible to people with disabilities. You can easily read a PDF file with a free PDF reader. And you can go to the wanted page directly by clicking the page number in page-selection field.

Security

Password provides a simple way to restrict access and usage of your PDF content, and digital signature assure your digital identity. Set owner password to prevent your PDF from copying, printing and page extraction; if you do not want others open your PDF, you can set an open password to restrict the access.

Set PDF security with password

Searchable

Text-search features in documents and metadata make PDF documents easily searchable. This is very useful when the PDF is large in size and multi-pages. Note: some scanned PDF files are not searchable, because most scanned files are saved as an image, even in .pdf format.

Compression

PDF objects, especially images, can be highly compressed with different compression algorithms without a visible loss of quality. A PDF file can be a fraction the size of the original file.

Font Management

All fonts used in a PDF file can be embedded in the file, guaranteeing that the text will look exactly the same when the file is reproduced. To save space fonts can be subset, i.e. the fonts only contain those parts that are really needed.

Extensibility (Document Interchange)

PDF files contain numerous features that do not affect the final appearance of a document, but are useful for the interchange of documents among application. The inclusion of metadata in the file (e.g. title, author, creation date, modification date etc.) and file identifiers (for reliable reference from one PDF file to another) are two such examples.

Though PDF is really an excellent format for sharing, it is not easy to edit a PDF; so, many people would love to use a PDF converter to convert PDF to other file formats like Office Word for reusing the contents in original PDF.

You can read below articles if you want to know more about PDF:

  • What is PDF?
  • Why PDF is so popular?
  • How to set password to protect PDF files?
  • Create PDF and preserve hyperlinks.