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Lesson 7. Page Layout and Printing > Exporting as a PDF File

Exporting as a PDF File

Adobe’s portable document format (PDF) is a popular solution for delivering cross-platform documents that preserve the design of your document. To view PDF files, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from the Adobe web site, and it also comes on most new computer systems. Rarely these days do you find someone who hasn’t used PDF files. In fact, many service bureaus and commercial printers now accept PDF files for outputting your files. Your clients may not have FreeHand, but you can e-mail them PDF files from your FreeHand document during the approval stage instead sending them a printout; your clients can receive your design ideas in minutes rather than in days.

Note, though, that some effects won’t export to PDF files:


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