Introduction: Create a PDF

This is my first Instructable, so go easy on me. Creating a PDF file is very simple. PDFs are very useful. Although you can not edit the text once you have created it, It is a great format for proof reading, making notes, and many other things.

Step 1: What You Need

The only thing you need for this is adobe acrobat, and a web page, text/word document, or anything else you can print. If you don't have acrobat, you can get a free, 30 day trial here.

Step 2: Find What You Want to Turn Into a PDF

First, find what ever you want to turn into a PDF. This could be a word document, a web page, a picture, any thing you can print.

Step 3: Print

Go to print the document like you normally would, but don't pres print. Don't use a short cut that will print it to the default printer.

Step 4: Print to Acrobat

Now go to the drop down menu where you chose the printer, and chose "Adobe PDF" You may have to install it as a new printer. Once you have selected that, you can pres print.

Step 5: Done

Now just, when prompted, select where you want to save the PDF, pres save, and you are done. It might take a few seconds, but just leave it until it opens Acrobat, with your PDF open.

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t.rohner (author)2009-03-15

Creating a PDF with Acrobat is pretty straight forward. But i'd say there are cheaper or even free alternatives for home use.

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Karel Jansens (author)2009-03-13

... or just get OpenOffice.org and use its "export to PDF" function.

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