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Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

Creating a PDF File

A basic PDF is essentially an electronic printout of a document. For more information on adding PDF enhancements and interactivity using Acrobat, refer to Working with Bookmarks and Multiple Sources. Once the PDF file is created, you can send it as an email attachment, link to it from a web page, or copy it to other storage media.

  1. From the File menu, select Create PDF » From File...

    On the Basic toolbar, click the CREATE buttonCreate button» PDF From File...
    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Navigate to and select the file you wish to convert to a PDF

  3. OPTIONAL: To adjust the Acrobat 9 settings
    1. Click SETTINGS...
      NOTE: In order to access the settings, Files of type must not be All Supported Formats.
      The Adobe PDF Settings for supported documents dialog box appears.
      Adobe PDF Settings for supported documents dialog box
    2. Make the desired selections

    3. Click OK

  4. Click OPEN
    A dialog box shows the progress of the PDF creation.
    When finished, the PDF opens in the Acrobat window.

  5. Review the PDF file to ensure that the results are what you intended

  6. From the File menu, select Save As...
    The Save As dialog box appears.

  7. Using the Save in pull-down list, select a save location

  8. In the File name text box, type the file name

  9. Click SAVE

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