Can PDF Rendering Make Us Greener?

April 15, 2009

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Do you have printaholics in your office? These are people that feel compelled to commit every document, web page, and email that they encounter to paper. They are easy to spot because their work spaces are littered with paper mountains and (ironically) their blue bins are always full at the end of the day. Not only are they wasting your company’s money, they are disproportionally consuming our collective natural resources. With some clever use of PDF conversion options there are ways to reduce paper consumption due to unnecessary printing.

Do you know that it is possible to disable printing of PDF files? With many companies using SharePoint for file sharing, documents can be made available to their employees in a central location. By making them available in PDF and using the “no print” option when converting documents to PDF, it will not only prevent unnecessary printing, it will also help avoid outdated copies of company documents from being used when a new version is available.

If you have other interesting ideas or stories on how to cut back on paper, hit the comment button and share.

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