Tips for creating a mobile friendly PDF.
Learn how you can keep the collaboration going when you’re out and about with easy-to-read, mobile-friendly PDFs.
Today’s smartphones are like tiny supercomputers in our pockets. It’s easier than ever to send and receive documents, collect necessary signatures, and stay in touch with your team — no matter where you are in the world. Let’s dive into some best practices for making your mobile PDFs viewable and shareable for everyone.
How to create a mobile friendly PDF.
Even if you have a large screen on your phone, it can sometimes still be difficult to view a PDF if it’s not formatted properly — you don’t want to waste time doing a lot of pinching and zooming. If you're creating PDFs on phones or tablets, keep the following tips in mind so that work can continue to flow seamlessly between your teams without anything getting overlooked.
- Use bold text and 30 pt font for headlines
- Use 26 pt font for paragraph text
- Opt for single columns of text where possible
- Apply .25 margins all around to give yourself room to work
- Keep document files small in size for quicker load times
Some mobile PDF readers take the optimization work off your plate by offering a reading experience that’s already enhanced for viewing on phones or tablets. Some include features like flowable layouts, zoomable images, collapsible sections, and clear navigation buttons. In addition to these easy-to-view elements, you can rest assured knowing that all of your edits, annotations, and signatures will translate seamlessly to your online desktop when you’re back in the office.
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