In response to Tony’s comment below, here are 5 reasons for using PDF files. (He and I have already talked about it and decided that we are geeks).

  1. PDF files can be read for free (if you send a .doc file, you have to have Word; not everyone has Word).
  2. PDF files look just like you want them to on all computers.
  3. PDF files are smaller, especially if a document contains lots of graphics.
  4. You can too copy and paste text in a PDF file.
  5. Because I said so.

Okay, so I couldn’t think of 5 reasons, but five sounds better than four. Anyway, PDF files aren’t so bad after all. They can be useful in a variety of settings.