Protect the integrity of your documents: Monday Productivity Pointers

Published by | Monday, November 25th, 2013

Protect the integrity of your documents with PDF files

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Your business may involve creating and sending contracts to your clients—but the problem with using Microsoft Word documents for contracts is that they can be easily altered. It’s important to know when you receive a contract back from your clients that it’s the exact same contract you sent them.

In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to show you how easy it is to turn your Word document into an unalterable PDF file right from within Microsoft Word. While it’s not impossible to alter a PDF file, it’s far more challenging, which is why PDF is becoming the industry standard file format for sending contracts over email.

In my second (members-only) video this week, I’ll show you how to do the same with Microsoft PowerPoint. If you have a presentation you’d like to share on the Internet, you may want to consider posting a PDF instead. You’ll get some great benefits: Viewers don’t need PowerPoint to watch it, and they can still scroll through it quickly with the arrow keys—but now they won’t be able alter your presentation and pass it off as their own.

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