How do I create my own PDF file?

There 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. In addition to CutePDF there are numerous other free PDF creators and other online solutions below is a listing of some of the more popular solutions.

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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