How to Create Adobe PDF Document

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Adobe Systems created the Portable Document Format (PDF) file format for document exchange in 1993. This file format is utilized for representing 2D documents in a way that it is independent of the Operating System, application software and hardware. PDF files can be created using the Adobe Acrobat Pro software.

Materials Needed:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Microsoft Windows Operating System
- Files to be combined as a PDF document
Step 1
If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Pro software, download and install it in your hard disk drive. A fully functional thirty (30) day trial version of this software can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobatpro_trial. Once you have successfully downloaded the trial version of the Adobe Acrobat Pro software, install it by clicking the installation or setup file that you have just downloaded and follow the instructions that will be displayed on the screen. Adobe Acrobat Pro has an easy to understand installation wizard that will guide you throughout your installation.
Step 2
Once you have installed the Adobe Acrobat Pro software in your hard drive, launch the program and click 'File.' Then go to 'Create PDF' and choose whether you wish to make a PDF from a webpage, file, scanned image or from a clipboard image. If you wish to compile several files together into one single PDF document, click 'File' and then highlight the 'Combine' item by pointing the mouse on it and then double click on the 'Merge Files into a Single PDF' item. Once a window pops on the screen, find the files that you wish to convert on your machine and then hit the 'OK' button. Your new PDF document is quickly assembled.
Step 3
You can also create a PDF document online. In case you don’t have an Adobe account, click on the 'Sign up for a trial subscription' and key in your first name, surname and password to make a new account. Log on to Adobe’s website using your e-mail address and password. Included in your initial trial subscription are 5 free conversions. Click the 'Convert a File' item and then click the 'Browse' button to locate the file(s) that you wish to convert to PDF format. Click 'Open' and then click the 'Continue' button. On the 'Options' window, select your conversion options, including password protection, PDF optimization settings and delivery method of your output PDF file. Then click the 'Create PDF' button. Your PDF document is then created.


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