You have a number of options for converting your Word, WordPerfect, or Postscript files into Adobe PDF.
- If you are using Google Docs, selecting print produces a PDF file. Your version of Microsoft Word may allow you to save as a PDF document. Other word processing software may have similar features.
- Apple Mac OS X includes print to PDF for all programs.
- PrimoPDF is a free program that installs like a printer and saves your file as a PDF document.
- If you already have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer refer to your software documentation for instructions on choosing PDF Writer as your printer. Instead of printing your document, the software will create a PDF file.
- Export your document from within OpenOffice, available at openoffice.org.
- Adobe has an online service to convert your Word, WordPerfect and other formatted documents into Adobe PDF format (Create Adobe PDF Online). The converted file is either sent to you via e-mail or available through FTP. You may register for a trial membership of the Adobe Online service and convert five files at no charge. This is our least-recommended option because the conversion will not embed the fonts and the resulting document may not look good on other machines.