I use my phone to read. Web sites. Facebook. Kindle. You name it. I’m reading a lot of things on my phone.
Sometimes I’ll come across something a site offering a PDF of some kind. As usual, my first inclination is to read it on my phone.
Apparently the default is to create PDFs for the desktop, laptop, tablet, or the printer. They rarely consider what the PDF will look like on a smartphone.
While it can be read with lots of zooming and sliding the document around, I end up having to return to my laptop in order to read it.
Not that there’s anything wrong with designing a PDF for a large screen, but if you want to make your message mobile (teaching, training, or stories), then consider making a mobile-friendly PDF for those who prefer reading on the go.
Here is a mobile-friendly PDF with suggested font sizes, margins, and other ideas to make it a joy to read on a smartphone.
If you do this, let me know. I’d like to read it.