Introduction: How to Make a PDF in OpenOffice.
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.
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Step 1: Open OpenOffice.
The first step is simple, open OpenOffice.
Step 2: Select the Application for You.
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!
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.
Go to "File" then click "Export as PDF...".
Step 5: Do Some Extra Stuff.
This is simply formatting the PDF. You get to choose stuff like image quality!!!!!!!! When your done click Export.
Step 6: Save.
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.
Go to the PDF's location and open it up. Congratulations, you just made a PDF in OpenOffice!!!!!!!!
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