Macintosh OS X has PDF file creation built right into the operating system, just click FILE – PRINT in any application, and instead of choosing PRINT in the lower right corner, click PDF in the lower left corner. I have found “compressed PDF” does not work well with Windows users, so I stick with the normal PDF file creation when sharing PDF files with others.
Windows users have other options for creating PDF files from Word or other documents, but need to download and install software to do this. Some programs to consider are:
If you want to edit PDF files, combine multiple PDF documents into a single file, add annotations with text or voice, or otherwise do fancier things than just converting an existing file into PDF format, then you might want to buy Adobe Acrobat Professional. Otherwise, if you just need to make a PDF file, check out the free options above!
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On this day..
- Print over WiFi to Lexmark Printer from Mac Laptop - 2013
- Helping Parents in Prison Connect with their Children - 2011
- Volunteer for #k12online10 - 2010
- Used Access 95 book, anyone? - 2010
- An iPhone-recorded International Cooking Show Episode - 2009
- Media literacy, US Presidential elections, and assertions of infanticide support - 2008
- Podcast enclosure mystery: Help! - 2007
- The Children's Machine - 2006
- Farewell to a good friend - 2005
- Cell phones in the developing world - 2005