How do you create free PDF files?


Quick Answer

To create PDF files for free, use Microsoft Word 2010 or a newer version to convert existing content in DOCX format to PDF, or download and use a free PDF conversion utility, such as PrimoPDF. Alternatively, use an online file converter such as Zamzar.com, upload the files with content you wish to add to a new PDF document, and download it once the conversion process completes.

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Open Microsoft Word, type or paste the desired content, click on the File button, click Export, and select the Create PDF/XPS option. If there is no Export option, select the Save As option from the File menu, select PDF from the Save As Type drop-down menu, and click Options. In the Options dialog box, specify parameters regarding page ranges, printing information and PDF options, click OK, type the name for the PDF file, and click Publish or Save. If you don’t have access to Microsoft Word, download the free version of PrimoPDF from PrimoPDF.com. Install and run the program, load any file, and convert it to PDF.

To create a PDF file using an online converter, navigate to Zamzar.com, open the Convert Files tab, click Choose Files, select your file, and click Open. Choose the appropriate output format by select the PDF option from the Document Formats section, type your email address, and click Convert. Once the website converts the file, access the email message sent by Zamzar.com, and download the attachment.

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