Both Word and PDF formats have their own different advantages, depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
The first one is useful when your goal is to create a text. That's because Doc and docx formats are easier to edit, and there are a lot of features that let you adjust your text. You can type anything you like and delete it instantly, change the font color and size, add graphical objects and manipulate their position on the page.
Yet, when it comes to storage and preserving formatting, portable document format is the indisputable leader.
But when you're only working with text, this fact isn't always so obvious.
There are always going to be some pros and cons related to the file format that you choose. For example, after the conversion process, sometimes plain text ends up a few lines lower than it should - which tends to be a reoccurring annoyance.
Difficulties can also arise when the file needs to accommodate pictures, tables, and other content. When sharing the file, system or device inconsistencies can shift the whole text formatting - which means when the recipient opens it, it looks nothing like the original.
In order to avoid running into any unexpected disappointments at the very worst time, the safest decision is to convert Word to PDF. By saving Word as a PDF, you can be sure that your document will be distributed exactly in the same form as you created it.
Changing a file’s format can be easily performed with the help of the AltoWordToPDF online converter.
|Internet media type||.doc-application/msword|
|Description:||Word was developed in 1983. In 90s and early 2000s doc. file format was already supported by most of existing software and operating systems and used almost in any field of business. In 2008 doc. was already integrated into both paid and free word processing programs from a lot of providers.|
|Technical Details:||DOC and DOCX are both file formats that were developed by Microsoft Office Word. DOC is used for plain-text format documents and is supported by all Microsoft Office software. DOCX was first released in 2007 and is based on open XML and is readable for most Web-based applications and platforms.|
|Initial Release:||October 25, 1983|
|Internet media type||application/pdf|
|Description:||PDF document will always look the same whether you print or view it. That’s why it is used on a daily basis by companies, agencies and organizations that prefer commercial printing methods. In addition, any user can quickly extract or edit the required information from PDF document as it contains page layouts.|
|Technical Details:||Two PDF files that look similar on a computer screen may be of very different sizes. For example, a high resolution raster image takes more space than a low resolution one. There are special programs that allow you to edit PDF-files, but their choice is much smaller than that with programs for creating or viewing PDF documents.|
|Initial Release:||15 June 1993|
Using the AltoWordtoPDF converter, you can enjoy the following benefits: