Communication: it’s what success in your business depends on. This means everything from managing workflow and dividing up labour, to keeping track of finances and making sure everyone – from world-weary chief executives down to fresh-faced interns – is on the same page about the company’s goals and way of working.
‘On the same page’ is also a good way of looking at the development of the PDF. It’s easy to forget what a godsend the ‘portable document format’ was when it emerged in the mid-1990s, into a business world hamstrung by compatibility issues. In one fell swoop, it provided a means for everyone, whatever their device and operating system, to view the same documents. Whether you were sharing an applicant’s CV or a quarterly budget review, you could be sure that all recipients could open and view the contents.
Of course, for many this flexibility came with one drawback; you couldn’t edit it. As helpful as it is to be emailed a new business proposal, a draft letter or a statement to the board of directors, how much more straightforward would it be to be able to make changes yourself, rather than dictate changes to whoever produced the PDF and trust that they’ll be taken in correctly?
Thankfully, this is now possible. Programs such as Infix offer a powerful and easy-to-use way to edit PDFs. The best ones offer built-in features such as automatic translation, spell check and in-depth editing functions to make sure the work that you put in is as correct and efficient as possible. The results are of high quality and leave no trace of the software that has been used.
With this kind of top-quality editing software, the world’s most flexible document format becomes even more flexible. You can reformat paragraphs, change font sizes, resize pictures; every change you could wish to make to a document becomes a possibility. The resulting power at your fingertips saves you endless time, and also a considerable investment in making sure your technology is compatible. The future lies in seamlessly editable PDFs being sent from one device to another. The future lies in perfect communication.