Create a PDF

In this instructable, you will learn how to Create a PDF. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. There are many ways to create PDFs including using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, using some online prgrams and word. Today I will show you how to make a PDF on Microsoft Word (Note that this is the free way).

For older versions of Microsoft Word go to Step 3.

Step 1: Creating a PDF Using Microsoft Word 2007

It is pretty easy to make a PDF using Vista. First, open Word. Type the stuff that you want to have in the PDF then click on the office icon and goto Save As > Other Formats. Go to the Save As Type bar and click on the drop down menu. You should see a PDF option. Choose it. Click Save.

Step 2: Opening Your PDF File

Word will have converted your PDF file. Go to where you saved your file and open it. Ta-da! There's your PDF file.

Step 3: Creating a PDF Using Other Versions of Microsoft Word

Open up word and type what you want in your PDF. Save it as a normal Word Document.

Step 4: Converting Your PDF File

Open up your web browser and go to: Scroll down a click Choose File. Choose where your word document is located and click Open. Click Convert document. Wait for your file to finish uploading (make sure you don't close your browser) and the website will direct you to view the saved file. Click on the save button (as specified in the picture) to save your PDF to your computer. Ta-da! A PDF made from Word.



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    9 years ago on Introduction

    You can do the same thing in open office (which is free) by clicking "export as pdf" in the file menu.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It cant open existing ones, but if you have the original word document then you can keep that as the editable copy.