Digital Etiquette – Attachments

If you are sending something out as an attachment then send it as a pdf file. This will ensure that no matter what system they view it on (Mac, Windows, iOS, android, chromeOS, etc) it will render pretty much as you sent it.

Text won’t get moved due to subtle difference in fonts, document converters won’t mangle your exquisitely layed out table, and there is no risk of accidental corruption during printing. 

The other side effect is that it makes document management far easier for the recipient as the files that they will receive will mostly be PDFs and they won’t end up of a folder full of someone else’s editable documents. 

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