How to Write a Project Proposal in PDF Format

by Michael Black

Many programs such as Microsoft Word allow you to export files as PDFs. You can write your project proposal in Word and then turn it into a PDF. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, you can use Adobe's online PDF creator. While this is a pay service, a trial version allows you to make five PDFs for free. Lastly, you can use free PDF creators/converters such as Primo PDF to write your project proposal.

Microsoft Word

1

Write your project proposal in Word. Adhere to the conventions of whatever type of project proposal you are writing.

2

Click the "Office" button in the upper-left corner of Word (this is the circle with the four colored squares inside it).

3

Click "Save As" from the menu that appears.

4

Click the bar beside the "Save As Type" command (immediately beneath the box in which you type the file name). Choose PDF from the menu that appears and click "Save." This will create a PDF version of your project proposal.

Adobe's PDF Creator

1

Write your project proposal using whatever word processing program you normally use.

2

Visit createpdf.acrobat.com and choose one of the plans that Adobe offers. If you are using this program to create only one file, use the free trial at the bottom of the page. You will not be required to download anything to use this service.

3

Click "Create PDF" from the toolbar at the top of the Adobe workshop page that you are routed to after choosing your plan.

4

Click "Pick File" from the pop-up window that appears and choose your project proposal. This will convert the proposal to a PDF file that you can print from the Acrobat workspace you are given.

Primo PDF

1

Write your PDF in a word processor that you are comfortable using.

2

Visit the Primo PDF website (see Resources). Choose "Download Free" from beneath the Primo PDF icon. Download Primo PDF and the start the program.

3

Choose the resolution of the PDF file that you wish to create. You are given five options: screen, ebook, print, prepress and custom. If you are simply planning on printing you project proposal, choose the print option.

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Choose your project proposal to convert and click "OK." This will create a PDF version of your file.

Tip

  • check Many word processors can export files as PDFs. If you are using a program other than Microsoft Word (and you cannot change the file format using the save as feature), explore the export or send options in the "file tab" to see if your program allows PDF exports.

About the Author

Michael Black has been a freelance writer based in South Central Pennsylvania since 2010. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing. He has written music- and writing-related articles for various websites.

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