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How To Download PDF Files

PDFs, or files with the .pdf extension, are Portable Document Format files. PDF is a file format used for documents that need a fixed layout, text, fonts, and graphics. PDF files are typically used to send and distribute brochures, forms, and other documents electronically.


  • Downloading A PDF

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    Download and install a free PDF editor and reader, such as PDFCreator or Adobe Reader.

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    Locate the PDF file that you want to save. Download the PDF file by right-clicking the link or attachment.

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    Click Open on the pop-up menu that appears after you right-click. Your PDF reader will open with the document.

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    Click File > Save As. Select PDF.

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    Save to your desktop or other selected folder.

  • Saving A Document File As PDF

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    Download and install a free PDF editor and reader, such as PDFCreator or Adobe Reader.

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    Open the document you want to save as PDF. Click File > Save As.

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    Select Save As PDF. A prompt to rename the file with a file extension .pdf should appear. Name your file and click Save.

  • Saving As PDF Instead Of Printing From A Browser

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    Download and install a free PDF editor and reader, such as PDFCreator or Adobe Reader.

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    Preview what you would like to print as a PDF.

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    Name your file and click Save. Save to your desktop or other selected folder so you can view your file outside of the browser.


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