To PDF or not to PDF
PDF-ing (for that is a verb) a document makes it beautiful. Not only is there something more professional about sending a PDF than the native document, the recipient also gets more than they might otherwise expect, both tangibly and intangibly.
I’m not sure whether printing results in a difference, but the fonts that appear on-screen in a PDF document are much better defined than those of a Word document: it just looks better. Also, file sizes are usually much smaller.
Also, there’s something strangely satisfying about PDF-ing a document (despite the cumbersome way in which you have to ‘print to PDF’), and as a recipient, there’s something heartwarming about knowing that someone made the effort.
Although there are tangible benefits, it’s the intangible stuff that appeals to me more.
For those without Adobe Writer, the freeware CutePDF is allegedly equally as good.