Date Added: Sep 2007
The single greatest challenge today to streamlining document-based processes in the office is the fact that there are three dominant, yet incompatible, document formats - Paper, Microsoft Office and PDF. A significant majority of knowledge and information in the office is still in paper format. Locked in a paper document, knowledge and information is not easily shared across an organization. Microsoft Office provides millions of professionals a rich environment for document creation. However, the editable Microsoft Office file format is not well suited for electronic publishing and online document storage. On the other hand, PDF has emerged as an electronic file sharing standard providing business users with a format that is well suited for the viewing, sharing, printing and archiving of documents.