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Creating PDF files
March 3, 2016
3:05 pm

What is the best software for creating PDF files?  I’m not in business so I don’t need Adobe Acrobat Pro or something with a monthly online charge.  But I also don’t want to use MS Word and convert from there, if possible.

March 6, 2016
12:07 pm
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Not sure why you don’t want to convert from Word. That’s the way I do it. because I’m usually creating the document in word, then I just use the menu: File->Export->Create PDF to make the .pdf version of the file.

All the office programs have that menu option (Excel, Powerpoint)

Other web-based converters include

You also can just try to print your document, then instead of selecting a printer, choose “Save as PDF”

Let us know if any of this helps.

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