Introduction: How to Make a PDF in OpenOffice.

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     In this Instructable I will show (tell?) you how to make a PDF in the FREE program/office suite/Microsoft Office replacement OpenOffice.  This is really easy, and I found out how by just trying to learn more about the program when i first downloaded it.  This works with four of the applications in OpenOffice, Calc, Draw, Impress, and Writer.  Steps 1-2 and 4-8 are universal for each of these.

Please rate AND comment, I would like to become a better Instructable writer and contributor of all things DIY.  Thank you.

Step 1: Open OpenOffice.

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     The first step is simple, open OpenOffice.

Step 2: Select the Application for You.

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     This is easy, just double click the application you want to use as long as it is either  Calc, Draw, Impress, or Writer.  I am using writer in this Instructable.

Step 3: Type!

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Just type and do what you need done.  Note that Impress is like PowerPoint, and can even be saved as one, so don't add animations if you only want a PDF and do if you are using the PDF to print copies for those who missed it of could not see it.

Step 4: Export.

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  Go to "File" then click "Export as PDF...".

Step 5: Do Some Extra Stuff.

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     This is simply formatting the PDF.  You get to choose stuff like image quality!!!!!!!!  When your done click Export.

Step 6: Save.

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All you have to do is name the document (this will only be the name of the PDF, not the document, example PowerPoint Presentation, itself), choose a location, and click Save.

Step 7: Go to File Location.

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     Go to the PDF's location and open it up.  Congratulations, you just made a PDF in OpenOffice!!!!!!!!


bjjes (author)2016-08-15

Thank you!!!!!! So very glad I found this. VERY helpful!

EdwardF31 (author)2016-08-06

Thanks geoslim, very well done, clear simple, brief. THANKS David

KimT59 (author)2016-04-12

This was really VERY helpful; thanks.

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