How to make PDF files readable on any platform?

Question:I created a PDF file from a word file on my windows computer. When I E-mailed that PDF to my teachers, they were unable to read it. I assume it's because they are on a Mac OS, but I wanted to check. So, does it matter what platform the PDF is created in? Is there any solution on VeryPDF?

Answer: When you need to make PDF readable on any platform, maybe you can have a free trial of VeryPDF cloud based API application named as Free Online Document Viewer, by which you can convert documents like word to PDF directly online and then show PDF file an any platform including Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, Android device and other files. So by this free online application, you can also create  PDF file from a word file on your windows computer and then make PDF readable on any platform no matter what your teacher computer system is. Please check more information of this software on homepage, in the following part, I will show you how to use this software.

Step 1. Open website of Free Online Document Viewer.

  •  The following website is from the software interface, please have a check. Please click button Browse to upload your local word file to this website. By this API , you can also upload online word file through URL.

website of Free Online Document Viewer 

  • If you have API code, please input. If you do not have, please ignore this step and then choose output Paper Viewer formats.
  • If your teachers view output PDF file through computer, you can either choose Flash Paper Viewer or HTML 5 Paper Viewer. However, if your teacher view PDF through Android devices, please make sure choose the HTML 5 Paper Viewer.
  • At last, please click button View Online then you can check the output PDF file in the newly bounced tab.

Step 2. Read PDF on any platform.

  • After clicking View Online, then you can check the output PDF file from word in the new tab. I choose the HTML 5 file format, please have a check.
    Please note if you choose Flash Paper Viewer, this API will convert word to flash directly, there is no PDF format output. So if you need to view output in PDF file format, please make sure use HTML 5 Paper Viewer.

check output PDF file

  • In the new tab, you can view input file here . The input word file has been converted to PDF file.
  • When you need to send the file to your teachers, you can either show the URL of this tab or the URL at bottom to your teacher.
  • No matter what your teacher computer system is, they can view this PDF file without any problem.
  • As it can show PDF within browser, there should not have any problem.

By this API, you can make PDF readable on any platform. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

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