If you want to exchange documents, it is best to use PDF documents. Because for this document format there are PDF viewers or free PDF readers, which can be installed under common operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS to open and read PDF documents.
You can create PDFs, for example with the PDF24 Creator. This software is available for download and can produce PDFs from within the application. Or, it can be used as a cloud service.
The software, which is free for personal use, uses the Windows printing function so you can create PDFs from any application. In order for this to work, the PDF24 Creator installs a virtual printer that appears in the Printer list. If you choose this for "Print", the application sends text to be printed with photos and images not to the connected printer, but to the PDF24 Creator, which creates a PDF of it.
PDF creation is quite simple with print functions. However, editing is more difficult, but it is still possible with the PDF24 Creator if the document is not in an alternative document format such as DOC or ODF. For this purpose, freeware has editors that delete pages, re-sort or put together. In addition, passwords can be given for certain rights.
Convert and edit files online
PDF24 makers cannot always be installed. Because this requires administrator rights. But there is an alternative with PDF24 PDF Online Converter. The software, in a sense, functions as a portable version because you only need one browser to open the Converter web page.
Here you can upload the desired file to the converter. This free application supports DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, ODT, ODG, ODS, ODP, HTML, RTF, JPG, PNG and TIFF formats.
Also for editors there are online alternatives for browsers. The PDF Editor online from PDF24 inserts text, images, shapes and is allowed to freely draw. As with PDF Online Converter, all browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or the portable version of Firefox Portable can be used.
If you use an online version of a PDF24 converter or editor, you will entrust the uploaded file to a third party. This may be legally relevant to certain documents, especially personal data. Even if, according to PDF24 files are deleted after a short period of time, you must choose for sensitive documents rather than local solutions, the document does not leave the computer.