How to transform a file into PDF

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Convert a file to PDF on Windows

If you use a Windows PC and want to create PDF documents quickly and easily, rely on Bullzip PDF Printer. It is a virtual printer capable of generating PDF files starting from any printable content: Office documents, web pages, photos, etc. It is available in various versions. The free one that interests you can be used for personal or professional purposes by a maximum of 10 users.


To download it on your computer, connected to the Bullzip website, scroll down the page until you reach the section Community Edition and click on your voice You can download it here. When the download is complete, open the software installation package (Setup_BullzipPDFPrinter_xx_FREE.exe) and first click on Yes and then OK e NEXT.


Then accept the conditions of use of the program, putting the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the setup by pressing on first NEXT five consecutive times and then on Install e end.

Some free components necessary for the virtual printer to work will be downloaded from the Internet and installed on your computer. These are completely free and open source legitimate software - they are not promotional content, fear not.

To create a PDF document with Bullzip PDF Printer, all you have to do is open the original file (a spreadsheet in Excel, a web page in Chrome, an image in the Windows Photo Gallery, etc.) and invoke the command from print from the menu Fillet.

In the window that opens, select the named printer Bullzip PDF Printer, set the preferences for the file you want to get and press the button Save but I will complete the operation.



Among the preferences you can adjust are those related to the quality of the document (Tab Document > menu Quality) and his compatibility level with PDF readers (you can choose between PDF 1.1 and 1.7 standards).

If you want, you can also set a password for opening or editing the document (tab Safety) and add custom lettering on all pages of the PDF (tab Filigree).

Convert a file to PDF on Mac

Even on Mac it is possible transform a file into PDF using a virtual printer: the one included “standard” in OS X. Yes, you read that right! Your Mac has a “native” PDF virtual printer, you don't need to install third party software to get it.

To find out how to use it, open the document, photo or web page you want to convert to PDF and invoke the command of print from the menu Fillet. In the window that opens, expand the drop-down menu PDF located at the bottom left and select the item Save as PDF da quest'ultimo.

Finally, type File name, Title, Author e Subject you want to attribute to the final document, choose in which folder to save it (via the menu located in) e pigia sul pulsating Save but I will complete the operation.

If you want, you can also protect the PDF file from unauthorized viewing, editing and printing by pressing the button Security options and setting a barring password.


Convert a file to PDF online

Regardless of the operating system installed on your computer, you can easily create PDF documents using SmallPDF, a free online service that allows you to convert Word files, Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations and JPG images to PDF without installing programs on your PC. It works with all major navigation programs, requires no registration and automatically deletes user files from its servers within 24 hours (to protect privacy).


Do you want to find out how to use it? It's very simple, look. All you have to do is connect to its home page and choose one of the available functions: JPG to PDF to turn a series of JPG photos into a PDF document; Word to PDF to convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF; Excel to PDF to convert spreadsheets to PDF documents or PPT to PDF to create PDF files from PowerPoint presentations.

Then drag the files to be converted into the browser window, wait for them to be processed and download the final result on your computer by clicking on the appropriate button that appears below. In some cases, like JPG photos, you can also sort the pages of the PDF before generating the final document.

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