Many times, student life throws hard deadlines for assignments at you, and it can be easy to make mistakes in a crunch. Especially if you’re sharing files digitally, an assignment can easily end up badly formatted or incorrectly displayed when you turn it in.
PDFs are the optimal format for document sharing. They have locked formatting, which means the document itself is difficult to accidentally manipulate and is easier to read on desktops and mobile devices. If you’re working across multiple applications (for example, a PowerPoint presentation, a Microsoft Word document, or a spreadsheet with tables and graphs), converting discrete items to PDF format and merging them together results in a clean, fresh look for your documents. Additionally, PDFs are one of the best formats for submissions to your learning management system, whether it’s Google, Blackboard, or Canvas.
Within a PDF editor, you can add images, tweak file sizes, and even password-protect a document that’s not ready for prime time. Plus, with powerful compression tools, you’ll save storage on your devices and be able to share files via email with ease, so you never miss a deadline.