Digitize documents for efficient remote work.

The working world is no longer tied to a single office location. If you’re new to or about to become a remote worker, learn how to digitize documents to make the transition easier.

From full-time digital nomads to those splitting their workweek between home and office, remote work is more common now than ever — but there’s more to staying productive than just digital communication. You can digitize paper documents so you can use them away from the office too.

How to make an electronic copy of a document.

Before you get started making digital copies of paper documents, make sure you have permission. Some documents have legal, copyright, and privacy restrictions, so check with your employer to get the proper authorization.

It is easy to digitize files, but there’s more to it than just taking a picture of a document. Use scanning software instead of taking a photo for two critical reasons. Scans use less memory so that files can be stored and shared easily. Also, scanned documents can be digitized so that the text is still searchable and editable.

Electronic document management.

Once you know how to make a digital copy of a document, it’s time to think about how you want to set up your digital file system. To get the full benefit of digitized documents, you should be able to find them easily whenever they’re needed.

After scanning a paper document, convert it to PDF with Adobe Acrobat DC. Then, save it in your digital file system where you can always find it later. You can also do this using Acrobat online services. Take a moment to discover what more you can do with Acrobat DC to help you transition to remote work.