How to Convert a RTF to PDF

by Joe Thomas

Converting a Rich Text File (RTF) to the Adobe PDF format allows you to publish your files in a universal format read by almost all operating systems and web browsers. The benefits include reduced file sizes, document security and accessibility options.


Open Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro by going to your "Start" menu, select "All Programs," and click on Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.


Click on the "File" menu, select "Create New PDF," and click "From File."


Select the file that you want to convert, and click "Open." Wait while the file is converted to the PDF format.


Once the PDF is created, go to the "File" menu, select "Save As," and save the file to your desired location. Once you are done, select "Save."


  • check If you are saving the file for the Web, go to "Document," and click "Reduce File Size" after the PDF is created.

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About the Author

Freelance writer and communications strategist Joe Thomas has more than six years of experience creating content for print and online publications. He is a versatile journalist who covers business, technology and consumer affairs. Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University where he studied mass communications.