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How To Create A Downloadable PDF Document

written by: staceytg•edited by: Jean Scheid•updated: 7/6/2011

If you want to add something extra to your website, why not try a downloadable PDF file?

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    If you have a website, you might want to consider the idea of a document that your customers can download with information about your business or a catalog for your business. You might have thought about this in the past, but were not sure how to go about doing it and making it work. It’s not as hard as you might think. There are a couple of reasons that you would want to have a downloadable document on your website. You might want to have a document that shows your products and tells people how to order from you. If you do this, you will want to make sure that the document is easy to read. This will help customers to keep tabs on your business without being bored. A PDF Document is not that hard to create for your website. You just need a few things to make it work. The first thing that you need is a word processor. This is the thing that you will type into. Microsoft Word is a popular choice for most of these documents, because you can change it over from a normal text to a PDF very easily. You can also use a free program called Open Office. It works a lot like Word, but is free to use on your computer. You can also change your documents to PDF formatting. The way it works is that you write your document in a word or open office program and convert it to a PDF formatting. This usually takes a couple of minutes and you can add passwords to protect your document as well as limits on printing and how many times your customers can read the document. This will help keep your document prom being stolen and used without your permission. The next thing that you will need to do upload the PDF to your website. This will help you to add it to a page that your customers can download it from. If you have any trouble figuring it out, you can always email your website host and see if they can walk you though it. Each host is different and uploads in different ways, so you should ask for help if you need it. Most are pretty easy to work with and you probably won’t need help from them. There are some great things that you can do with PDF downloads. You just need to know what it is that you are planning to do with it. You also will love the ease of use that is going to help your website and keep your customers coming back. Just be creative and make the best of what you have and make something that will help keep your customers coming back to see what you have for download. Give it a try and see what you can come up with. You will have a great time doing it.