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How To Save A File As PDF

Saving files as PDF makes it easy to send brochures, forms, and other documents without fear of formatting errors or accidental edits. Follow the instructions below to save a file as PDF in these most common situations:


  • 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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