How do I create my own PDF file?

PDFThere are numerous programs available that allow you to create your own PDF files or save text as a PDF file. We recommend PrimoPDF and CutePDF, which is a free program that enables users to create their own PDF files. Once installed you can print any file, and instead of printing to your printer, the document would print to a PDF file using CutePDF as the printer. With the PrimoPDF program when printing any file a wizard will be shown with additional options including password protecting that PDF file.

Click this link for an example of a file created in Microsoft Word and printed to a PDF using CutePDF. There are a number of other free PDF creators, also. Below is a selection of some of the more popular solutions.

Tip: The Google Chrome browser has a feature that allows you to save any web page as a PDF if you Change your printer to Save as PDF in the print window.

Online PDF solutions

  • Zamzar - Great free online solution to convert Word documents (.doc), Wordperfect document (.wps), OpenDocument text file (.odt), Text document (.txt), and many more.

Other PDF software solutions

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