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How to Choose a Name for a PDF

Learn how to choose a title and file name for a PDF.

Adding a Title

Adding a title is required for accessibility issues.

When choosing a Title for a PDF, consider using the document's original title. If the title is too long, create a shorter title based on the actual given title. At the very end of the last word, add a space and the capitalized extension, PDF. For example: Faculty and Staff Orientation PDF.

Adding a File Name

When adding a PDF file, before uploading it, be sure that it is named properly. All File Names should be lower-case, use dashes for spaces, have no punctuation, and end with the .pdf extension. For example: faculty-and-staff-orientation.pdf.