What is the advantage of using a PDF instead of other formats?
I notice that when you click a link on some websites (typically for more information), it sometimes leads to a PDF rather than another page on the website itself. Since PDFs take longer to load and are often not as intuitive as the site, why do this?
Recently, I’ve been asked to submit some paperwork by email as a PDF rather than as a straight Excel or Word file. What makes the PDF preferred in this case?
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