How to Convert .Xsn to .Pdf

by Thomas King

The file extension ".xsn" identifies a template form file used by Microsoft Infopath, a form design and creation program. It is used only on Windows-based operating systems. The file extension ".pdf" identifies s a Portable Document Format file used by Adobe Systems. A .pdf file preserves the formatting of any document and can easily be opened on any computer, including Macs. Converting an .xsn file to a .pdf file will allow you to open it on any computer.

Download The Program

1

Visit the 2007 Microsoft Office Add-In website (see Resources) to download the "Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS" program, which will allow you to export and save Microsoft Office 2007 files to the .pdf and .xps formats.

2

Click on "Download."

3

Click "Save As" in the popup window. A new window will open asking you where you want to save the file to. Inside the window, navigate to your desktop and click "Save."

4

Double-click on the 'SaveAsPDFandXPS.exe" file located on your desktop. (See Resource 1)

5

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Use The Program

1

Open the .xsn document you wish to convert.

2

Click on "File." Or, if you are using a 2007 version of the program, click on the "Office" icon.

3

Select the "Save or Publish to PDF" option that is now available.

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Thomas King is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as managing editor of the "Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law." He currently lives in Aberdeen, Washington where he writes and practices law.

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