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Michael Cartwright on PDF vs Word and when to use each

2 Oct 2008 | | No Comment

Michael Cartwright has a new article up at Planet PDF where he revisits the old PDF vs Word debate.

In reality, it’s not an article about PDF versus Word — it’s fair to say in general terms that Word is an authoring format and PDF is a presentation format — instead the article reviews which format is best suited to particular scenarios.

In the article he recommends that you use PDF for printing, online content, archiving, business and legal documents, combining multiple formats and file exchange, and that you should use Word for authoring and editing documents.

In conclusion he writes:

The best strategy is one that incorporates the use of both of these formats. The Word format is clearly the best choice for editing and making changes to works-in-progress while the PDF format is the preferred option for viewing and sharing documents. Thus, you can maintain your original document in Word format and then convert your document to PDF when it’s finished and you are ready to share it with others.

Read the full article here: PDF vs Word (DOC): When to Use Each.

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