PDF Website 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:
- The file must be text, not a scanned image
- Document Properties and Tagging are included
- Page layout - avoid multiple column layouts
- Use structured layout and styles
- Include linked table of contents for long files
- Avoid decorative images
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 readable/friendly file names that can be reused
Training Brochure.pdf Important Dates.pdf
- Could the content be in a webpage?
- Is the PDF accessible?
- Have you used a consistent, filename?