How to turn a document into PDF

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How to turn a document into PDF for free

You are interested in understanding how transform a document into PDF at no cost, acting on your own computer? Then turn to the resources I have reported below: I'm sure they will come in handy.


Turn a document into PDF on Windows 10

If you want to turn a document into PDF directly on your PC, you can rely on one virtual printer, that is a software that allows you to convert any printable content to PDF: Office documents, Web pages, photos and much more. If you are using Windows 10, you can take advantage of the virtual printer included "standard" in the operating system, without having to install extra tools.


To use it, just open the printable document you want to convert to PDF using the program you usually use for that particular type of file, call up the print command from the menu Fillet (or from the menu in charge of the program in use) and select the item Microsoft Print to PDF or that one Save as PDF from the list of available printers.

For example, if you want to convert a web page opened in Microsoft Edge, clicks the button [...] placed in the upper right part of the browser window, choose the item Print from the menu that appears and select the option Microsoft Print to PDF give menu to tendin Printer, located at the top. Finally, adjust (if necessary) the print settings (e.g. margins, orientation etc.) and save the web page in PDF by pressing the button Print.


Turn a document into PDF on Windows 7


Stai using Windows 7 or, in any case, a version of Windows older than 10, since there is no PDF printer integrated into the operating system, you can turn to third-party tools, such as DoPDF. In case you have never heard of it, this is a free (basic) program that allows you to convert any printable file into a PDF document. It is extremely simple to use and does not imprint any watermark on the generated documents.

To download it to your PC, visit the program's website and click on the button Download Now! per due volte di row.

Once the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown on the desktop, remove the check from the boxes relating to the installation ofadd-in for Microsoft Office andsending anonymous statistics, then click the buttons install Now, Yes e Close, but will conclude the setup.

Now, to transform a document into PDF, you just need to open it using the program you usually need to do it (e.g. a DOCX document with Microsoft Word) and will select the voice Print from the menu Fillet.

In the window that opens, choose DoPDF from the list of the stampanti available, click on your button Print and then on the button KATEGORIEN. Select, therefore, the location on your PC in which to save the output file and click on the button OK, to save the PDF.


If necessary, before creating your PDF, you can define the quality of the file, using the options below the wording PDF options, and you can adjust the printing preferences (orientation and layout of the pages, resolution etc.), acting from the DoPDF settings.


Turn a document into PDF on Mac

I use a Mac? Again, I have great news for you: you can turn any printable content into PDF using the virtual printer included “standard” in macOS. Yes, you read that right! You don't need to install any additional software. You can "print" your documents in PDF format using the native functions of the operating system.

How you do it? Nothing could be easier: first open the file to convert (e.g. a text document, a photo or a web page), select the Print command from the menu Fillet and, in the next window, click on the entry Save as PDF available in the drop-down menu at the bottom left.

In the further window that opens, type the name you want to assign to the PDF in the appropriate text field, indicate the location on your Mac where you want the file to be stored and click on the button Save, to save the document. 

If necessary, before saving the file, you can also customize its properties (title, author and subject) and / or protect it with a password, using the options available on the screen.

Turn a document into PDF online

Do you want to turn an Office document or image into PDF but don't want (or can't) resort to the solutions mentioned above? In this case, you can use online services, such as iLovePDF: it is a free web solution that allows the creation, modification and conversion of PDFs. It works on all major web browsers and allows you to upload (and generate) documents up to 200MB in size. To underline the fact that it does not require registrations and protects the privacy of users by deleting, within a few hours, all the files that are uploaded to its servers.



To use it, connect to its home page and click on the button for the function you want to use: Word to PDF to convert DOC and DOCX files to PDF, Excel to PDF to convert Excel sheets to PDF and so on.

At this point, drag the document you want to convert to PDF in the browser window, or select it "manually" by clicking on the button Select documents [document type name]. Alternatively, upload your file from Google Drive o dropbox by clicking on the appropriate buttons and logging in to the reference service.

Once uploaded, click on the button Convert to PDF located at the bottom right to start the document conversion first and then the download.

How to turn a document into PDF from your phone

Would you like to know if there is a way to turn a document into PDF from your phone? Yes, of course! You can get PDF files from any printable document from Android e iOS: here is everything explained in detail.

Turn a document into PDF on Android

Also Android, like Windows and macOS, it includes a virtual printer that allows you to turn any printable content into PDF.

To use it, open the web page, photo, document or any other content you want to convert to PDF on your smartphone or tablet, then tap on theshare icon or select the item Share from the menu of the app in use and calls the print command give the menu to compare.

Then select the option Save to PDF from the menu for choosing the printer located at the top, click on the button PDF located at the top right and select the location on your device to export the final file.

Turn a document into PDF on iPhone

Possiedi a iPhone (or a iPad)? Then I am happy to inform you that even on the mobile devices of the "bitten apple" a practical virtual printer is included, thanks to which you can convert any printable content into PDF.

All you have to do is open the document, web page, photo or any other content you want to convert to PDF, click on theshare icon (Quella with the square and the arrow that goes up), select the item Create PDF from the menu that appears and indicate the location for saving the file.

If the voice Create PDF is not available, select the wording Print. In the new screen displayed, perform a two-finger zoom on the thumbnail of the item to convert (or press on it and continue to hold it down for a few moments until it is displayed in full screen), then tap on theshare icon located at the top right and choose the location or app to export the PDF, from the menu that opens.

How to turn a PDF document into PDF / A

You need to convert a PDF document to PDF / A (which represents a specific type of PDF designed for long-term archiving of electronic documents)? In that case, you can contact the online service DocuPUB. It is free, easy to use, works from any browser and operating system and protects the privacy of users, as all files uploaded to the servers are deleted within a short time.

To use it, visit the DocuPUB home page and select the option PDF / A give menu to tendin Output format. Then click on the button Choose file / Open file and select the PDF file you want to convert. To start the conversion procedure, click on the button Upload & Convert.

Once the conversion process is complete, you can download the resulting PDF / A file by simply clicking on its name. Alternatively, you can choose to receive the file via email by ticking the option Email me a link to the document give menu to tendin Delivery Method.

For further information on the practice in question and to find out what other tools you can use (perhaps offline), to transform PDF into PDF / A, I invite you to consult my tutorial dedicated to the topic.

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