Files are often send around to coworkers as PDFs as the can be read everywhere. How can doing this be made easier?
Hybrid PDFs are an excellent way to make this easier: http://webmink.com/2012/05/07/making-hybrid-pdfs/
It allows you to send people attachments you can be sure they can view, but which can also be edited with free, open source software.
Is an opensource alternative to Microsoft sharepoint
Here are some of its important functions and features
1) Managing documents: Enable your business to create, capture, share and retain the content. From a single repository the company can manage documents, images, audio and video files. The files can also be previewed in the browser without the need to download them.
2) Managing the records: The records management feature of Alfresco helps file the records by using drag and drop feature from the desktop, email client, or any browser. It is developed on Alfresco’s document management repository. The users can choose appropriate interface for adding the records.
3) Web content management: Not exactly what you are asking for but this feature enables the web content developers to create the content, collaborate on the content, approve the content and finally publish it. It provides environment for the web teams to work together and collaborate.
4) Enterprise collaboration: Alfresco provides the platform for a number of teams spread across various parts of the country or the world to collaborate together on content or projects in a real-time manner. It has some powerful team tools like document library, Wiki, calendar and others. There are personal dashboards that allow the users to setup and view information anyway they want. The latest version of Alfresco provides excellent features for social content management.
Note: I have never used Alfresco, my company uses MS SharePoint but I have heard a lot a good things about it
One way is to use Use Google Docs.
It has one central document repoistory with the ability to export PDFs
You can also share a document with others for easy collaboration.