Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

PDF Content

PDF Documents for printing

One of the common uses for PDF documents is to provide a formatted version of web page content for printing purposes. Most areas of the CSU website should print adequately directly from a browser so consider if you really need to duplicate your content to a separate file. 

Accessible PDF Documents

Any PDF content used on your site must be accessible.

Key considerations include:

  • Must be text not scanned image
  • Document Properties and Tagging
  • Page layout - avoid multiple column layouts
  • Use structured layout and styles
  • Include linked table of contents for long files
  • Avoid decorative images

More information on creating accessible PDF documents is available in the PDF Content Development area of this website.

File names for PDF Documents

Once loaded into the website, changes to the filename of your PDF will result in a new URL for the document. It is important to keep the same filename when uploading an updated file to the system.

Instead of using time relevant or specific names

Training Brochure-UPDATED.pdf

Important Dates-v3 2015.pdf

use file names that can be reused

Training Brochure.pdf

Important Dates.pdf