How to Create a PDF From a WordPad File

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WordPad files exist in the RTF format, and these can be converted into PDF files by using an online conversion tool. Download a conversion tool that can be used directly from WordPad 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 to create a PDF from a WordPad file. WordPad uses the RTF format, which stands for rich text format. Now, it's pretty easy to convert files from this RTF format just the same way as you would with a Microsoft Office Word format, which is .doc. So to create a PDF from a WordPad file, you can use an online conversion tool like PDF Online. Just make sure that whatever online conversion tool you use supports the RTF format that's used by WordPad. On most, you can find a link to view supported formats, which will show you if it's the case or not. Here, luckily, we can see that it is, and that both DOC and RTF formats are supported. Finally, if you're planning on doing these conversions very often from WordPad to PDF, you might want to download and install a conversion tool that you can use directly from WordPad. PrimoPDF is a free example of this, as well as PDFCreator from PDFForge. After you install any of these two programs, you'll be able to directly print out a PDF from your WordPad file. Now, this isn't actually physically printing a file; it's just virtually printing it, which is actually converting it to PDF. To do this, you can simply select Print, then select your PDF conversion tool as a printer, like PDFCreator, in this case. And then click Print. And instead of actually printing the page, it'll simply make a PDF copy of it.

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