Help on Converting Files to PDF

MS Office Software

Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, have the ability to save a file as a PDF. Choose File menu, Save as, Save as type, PDF.

picture of save as dialog

Google Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.

The Google Drive has an option in the File menu to download a document as a PDF file.

picture of google drive save as dialog

In Google Mail the option for PDF is in the print dialog. Click the print button, picture of google print button then choose the destination Save as PDF.

picture of print dialog

Apple Pages Documents

Please see How to Convert .pages to .pdf.

Free Browser Plug-ins

Other Free Methods

Free conversion software/sites are available, such as Pdf995, Primo PDF, or doPDF Free PDF Converter.

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Updated: 5 December 2013