PDF Files

The acronym PDF stands for Portable Document Format and is a graphics file format developed by Adobe Systems Inc. PDF files are vector files (not bitmaps) which means they can be scaled indefinitely without loss of resolution – making your maps crisp and readable whether you plot them to an 8.5”X11” or 24”X36” sheet of paper.

The PDF format has become a defacto standard for drawings and text documents for a number of reasons.

Open format — De facto standard for more secure, dependable electronic information exchange — recognized by industries and governments around the world.

Multiplatform — Viewable and printable on any platform — Macintosh, Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, and many mobile platforms.

Extensible — More than 1,800 vendors worldwide offer PDF-based solutions including creation, plug-in, consulting, training, and support tools.

Maintain information integrity — Adobe PDF files look exactly like original documents and preserve source file information — text, drawings, 3D, full-color graphics, photos, and even business logic — regardless of the application used to create them.

Exporting PDF Files

TPC can export a PDF file for anything it can print.

Exporting Drawings

To Export a drawing as a PDF file, you print it to the Traverse PC PDF driver. The PDF file includes the entire page the drawing is on. If you specify a 1" margin in the page setup, the PDF file will include a 1" margin.

TPC combines both the survey name and drawing name to create a default filename. For Drawing1 of the Job1 survey, TPC would create the file Job1-Drawing1.pdf. You can edit the filename as needed.

Exporting Views & Reports

From any view, choose File, Print, select Traverse PC PDF from the list of printers and choose OK. You can edit the path and filename as needed before writing the PDF file.

Related Topics

Visit the Adobe website for more information on PDF files.

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