Electronic Formats

Of course many documents created in the modern office start out as an electronic file and many never see physical paper. Popular electronic file formats include:

▲ .pdf - Adobe portable document format.

▲ .xml - extensible Markup Language; a standard for creating markup languages which describe the structure of data.

Documents can also arrive at the organization as e-mail attachments or through a network fax server. The system should support forwarding these documents electronically rather than having to print them before distribution.

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