Why should I save my item as a PDF?
Saving a product as a PDF means that it will retain the formatting you created, even when printed. Microsoft Office Online provides a quick guide of how to save files of most formats to a PDF. And while many of us thought that once a product was saved as a PDF file it could not be copied, this is in fact, untrue. And if you have purchased some amazingly cute clip-art or fonts from sellers on DBT or TpT, most sellers will ask you to ensure that you have "flattened and secured" or saved as jpegs so that their work cannot be cut and copied. But don't fret, there is a way to do this, and it isn't hard at all - and you won't have to purchase any expensive programs to do so.
How do I ensure my item is secure?
I have include some links below from other well-known bloggers detailing how to secure your files. Please be aware that there are different steps for Mac and Windows users, and that some steps may vary according to the version of the program you are using.
Don't forget to check back for tomorrow's post about how to promote your products - this is an important step if you wish to make an income through selling your products.
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