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Chapter 16. PDF Files and the Web

Chapter 16. PDF Files and the Web

The World Wide Web has transformed the world into an HTML-based society of Internet junkies. It wouldn't be too bad if HTML were compact, and flexible, and produced good-looking content, but that's not always the case. Professional Web designers and amateurs alike know that browser differences can distort the most carefully designed page. Add the unpredictability of Web viewers' monitor settings, and you have a desperate need for a stable, dependable format for documents: hence, PDF.

PDFs are everywhere on the Internet: as eBooks, order forms on retail sites, help files, and even downloadable tax forms. When the IRS adopts your technology, you know you've arrived.


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