Let me first state, that PDF is not the ONLY file format available and won't be the ONLY file format that should be used for archiving, turning a revisable electronic documents into a ePaper documents or for exchanging documents
It has always been the standard for document fidelity, and a universally accepted format
The typical multi-screen format requires users to fill a huge number of individual fields, toggling back and forth between screens
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Thankfully, modern file formats and e-signatures have made such systems largely superfluous
This ensures that all records are in the same new electronic format and incorporated as a whole into the new system