Did you know that the PDF format was first developed by Adobe during the early 90s? It may seem odd that a format that is 25 years old is still so popular – but there are good reasons for that.
At the end of the day the popularity of PDF is no fluke, but instead is because it has remained relevant due to the benefits that it provides. In particular there are several reasons why it is so widely-used:
- Preserves the layout and formatting of documents
One of the most common problems that people have with documents is that the layout and formatting tends to go awry when viewed on different devices or platforms. However with PDF there is no risk of that happening, and the document will be reproduced exactly regardless of the device or platform that it is viewed on.
Because PDFs preserve the layout and formatting, they …