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Make your PowerPoint presentations more portable. Printing to PDF preserves your font and format - in case you need to use your files over different PCs and printers. Without the PDF format, sharing or color-printing can mess up your meticulously laid-out, richly-formatted, MS Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document. This web list reviews free software options, including novaPDF, cutePDF and doPDF.
To learn how to export or print Windows Office files in PDF format. But why save as PDF files? Microsoft's Office 2010 explains:
- Document looks the same on most computers,
- Preserves fonts, formatting, and images,
- Content cannot be easily changed,
- Free viewers are available on the Web.
If you have Office 2010, the easiest way may be to select the menu: File>Save & Send > Create PDF/XPS Document.
Dishes - Use CutePDF and Other Tips Chops - doPDF and Acrobat
Method #2 is the simplest if you have the latest MS Office (2010 and newer):
- Install a PDF Printer (Use CutePDF Writer, just be sure to uncheck the terrible Ask Toolbar!)
- Use a Program’s Built-in PDF Export
- Print to XPS and Convert to PDF
- Quickly Create PDFs from Websites
Unlike most other operating systems, Windows still doesn’t include first-class support for printing to PDFs. However, PDF printing is still fairly simple — you can quickly install a free PDF printer or use the support included in various programs.
It is simple to output to PDF if you have the 2010 version of MS Office. You can basically just "Save As" PDF. Try File > Save As > Save As Type > PPT. This also works in MS Word. This video also explains printing several pages of PPT into one page.
In this video we save a PowerPoint video to PDF before printing. In this way, we can preview the layout of the slides on the page before printing. We can als...
If you have the older MS Office 2007 and not 2010, you will need to get an "Add On" from Microsoft website, to be able to export or print as PDF.
In this clip from TrainSignal's Heather Ackmann, you will learn how to save a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF using PowerPoint 2007. For more great office t...
Or you can install a "virtual printer" to print to PDF file. This video explains this option using novaPDF. Other possibilities, such as installing CutePDF and doPDF programs, are detailed below.
novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files simply by printing to it instead of your normal printer. To read a comprehensive articl...
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This writer recomends doPDF.
Though printing a document to a pdf as opposed to outright printing it to paper can be convenient, Windows users haven’t had the benefit of a native print-to-PDF function built into the OS. Microsoft has instead stood firm behind its PDF-competing XPS format, despite the PDF’s popularity.
Converting files to PDF can be confusing. We make it easy with our comprehensive rundown of how to print to PDF in Windows 7 & 8.
Print to PDF via the virtual printer driver doPDF. You would do this exactly as you print to a regular printer, just the result will be a PDF file, not a printed piece of paper.
Free PDF converter you can use to create PDF from any printable document. Download this free PDF printer right now and use it to convert to PDF.
You will need to also install GhostScript, or a converter.exe file that is also available for download here.
The site says "FREE for commercial and non-commercial use! No watermarks! No Popup Web Ads!"
However, there were earlier complaints about bloat-ware Ask toolbar being installed with it. In addition, TrendMicro seems to block its download web path.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer is the free version of commercial PDF converter software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to convert to professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!
Convert to professional quality PDF files from almost any printable document. FREE for personal, commercial, gov or edu use! No watermarks! No popup Web ads! Now supports 64-bit Windows.
CutePDF allows you to create PDF files from any printable document, save PDF forms using Acrobat Reader, make PDF booklet, impose, rearrange pages and much more.
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