How to Convert RPT to PDF

by Cooper Temple ; Updated August 24, 2017

RPT files are usually report files associated with reporting programs, such as Crystal Reports. If you have Windows 10, you can print the RPT to a PDF file without installing an additional software. For older operating systems, you can download a program or use a free online service. Because they are typically text files, RPT files can also be read using most text editing programs, such as Microsoft Notepad or Microsoft Word.

Using Windows 10

With Windows 10, there are two ways to convert an RPT to a PDF file. First, you can open the file using a text editor like Notepad and then print to a PDF file by selecting "Print" from the File menu and then selecting the "Microsoft Print to PDF" option. The second way is to right-click the RPT file in File Explorer, select "Print" from the drop-down menu and then choose the "Microsoft Print to PDF" option.

Using a PDF Program in Windows 7

If you have Adobe Acrobat, or another PDF writing program like PDFill, you can use it to convert an RPT file to a PDF. The process is similar for most apps. Simply open the RPT file using Notepad,select "Print" from the File menu, and then select your PDF program.

With Adobe Acrobat, you can also convert the file to a PDF without using Notepad or any other app. After launching Acrobat, click the “Create PDF” button and select “From File.” From the “Look in” menu, locate the folder in which the RPT file is saved. Highlight the RPT file, then click “Open.” Acrobat will convert the RPT file to a PDF file, and it will open automatically. Save the newly created PDF file by clicking the “File” menu, then “Save as.”

Using a Free Online Conversion Service

Select a free online conversion service to convert the RPT to PDF. PDF Online from BCL Technologies is used in the following steps. While there are several free PDF conversion services, most operate in a similar manner.

Choose the RPT file that you want to convert to PDF. In PDF Online, click the “Browse” button. Then, from the “Look in” menu, locate the folder in which the RPT file is saved. Highlight the RPT file, then click “Open.”

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About the Author

Cooper Temple has over 15 years of experience writing procedural and training material for a Fortune 500 company. His articles specialize in productivity programs and other business-related software.

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