Acrobat 101: Creating PDF Files
Create a PDF file from an existing document
You probably already know how to print documents from your computer, right? Great. Then you also know how to create a PDF file. That includes documents you created in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or Excel, image files like JPEG or TIFF, even Photoshop files. Now that you have Acrobat, there are quite a few ways to create PDF files from these kinds of documents; for now, let’s start with the most basic.
Note: If you need a file to practice converting to PDF, here’s a Microsoft Word file you can download and use.
- With Acrobat open, click on the “File” menu.
- Hover over “Create”, and in the fly-out menu choose “PDF From File…”
- Acrobat will ask you to find the file on your computer that you want to convert to PDF.
- Click “Open”.
Your new PDF file will open up in Acrobat as soon as it’s done converting.