How to Save a Windows Document in PDF (Acrobat) Formatby Contributor
PDF (Acrobat) files are a great way to make sure documents are viewed with the correct layout and fonts - even when the recipients don't have the program you used to create the documents. It's also a format that is viewable across multiple platforms. In order to create a PDF file in Windows you need to be using Adobe Acrobat Distiller.
Open the file you want to make into a PDF.
Choose File, then Print.
Use the PDFwriter option when printing from a word-processing application: Choose PDFwriter from the Name pull-down menu in the Print dialog box. Fill in the document information, then click Save.
Use Acrobat Distiller option when printing from a page layout or design program: Choose Acrobat Distiller from the Name pull-down menu in the Print dialog box. Fill in the document information, then click Save.
- check Microsoft Office products can print directly to a PDF. If you've installed Acrobat correctly, you should have a Create PDF option under the File menu.
- check You can also print to a PostScript file and then use Acrobat Distiller to turn the PostScript file into a PDF.