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Did you know that the U.S. Federal Government is the largest user of PDF technology? The PDF document format was originally developed by Adobe in 1992 to help the Internal Revenue Service during tax season. In fact, the IRS had to manage and deal with a wide variety of exceptions and differing forms, for both businesses and individual taxpayers. Thanks to the Adobe technology and the introduction of the PDF format, the Government and people were able to see all documents as they would show on a printed page.

But what is a PDF document? PDF stands for “Portable Document Format”, where the file can be viewed and printed in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. The revolutionary PDF technology is not only used by the U.S. Federal Government, but by users and companies across the world. So, why do people and businesses use it daily? There are plenty of advantages to using PDF files, including having the ideal size, solving issues of compatibility and allowing for increased quality.

In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of creating and printing PDFs for your personal and professional uses — and how the Mopria Print Service app can make printing these files a walk in the park.

Everything Stays the Same

How many times did you create something in Word that you were proud of, only to discover it didn’t look the same when printed on paper? A PDF file can preserve all visual elements, which means text, graphics and images will be saved and printed exactly the same way as you see them on the digital PDF file.

Ideal Size

PDF documents not only have the ability to preserve the content on the paper, but they also keep the size of the file to a minimum, making it easier to print. In fact, sending larger file sizes to your printer can be tricky and can take a longer time. PDF files can be compressed without impacting their resolution quality.

Simple to Make and Share

We already mentioned how using a PDF file allows the layout and style content to be printed as they appear, regardless of computer, operating system or software version. In addition to this convenient benefit, and unlike web-pages or other file formats, PDFs don’t require any knowledge of CSS or JavaScript. To create a PDF, you only need to be able to print.

Now that you know why you should create and work with PDF files, it’s time to review how you can easily print them from the palm of your hand using the Mopria Print Service app. This convenient app allows you to simply connect your Android device to one of the 120 million Mopria certified printers and print your PDF directly from your device.

  1. Open the Chrome app and tap the menu icon.
  2. Tap Print.
  3. Share, Open, View, or Export the image to the Mopria Print Service app, saving as PDF.
  4. Tap the printer’s name.

So, what are you waiting for? Try this app for yourself, and download it here to discover the many functionalities.

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