How Do I Create a PDF File?

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PDF files can be created from scratch, but they can also be converted from an existing document, such as a Microsoft Word document or Excel spreadsheet. Use a PDF authoring program to create a PDF file from scratch with help from a Web designer in this free video on computer help and tech support.

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Hi, I'm Noah, and I'm going to show you how you can create a PDF file. PDF files can either be created from scratch or they can also be converted from an existing document -- for example, a Microsoft Word document or an Excel spreadsheet. To create a PDF file from scratch, you'll need a PDF authoring program like Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. However, these programs are for professionals and are usually very expensive, around several hundred dollars. If you just want to make a PDF file for just one time, you can simply convert a Word document to PDF by using online converters such as, which will let you simply convert your file. Or another one is PDF Online found at Here, you can find the conversion tool for documents to PDF and vice versa as well. Finally, if you're going to want to make PDF files very often, you can also download a conversion tool, which will then directly from Microsoft Word, such as Pdf995 or PrimoPDF.


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