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Chapter 4. Creating PDFs > Converting a File to PDF

Converting a File to PDF

The first step in creating a PDF is to choose your method. From within Acrobat, you can create a PDF from a file, from multiple files, from a scanner, from a Web page, or from a Clipboard image. Pick a creation method from the Create PDF submenu under the File menu (Figure 4.1). You can create a PDF from a variety of file types, including BMP, GIF, HTML, JDF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PICT, PCX, PNG, PostScript/EPS, text file, and TIFF.

Figure 4.1. The Create PDF submenu has several options.


To create a PDF from a file

1.
In Acrobat, choose File > Create PDF > From File.

This brings up the Open dialog box.

2.
Navigate to the file, then click Open (Figure 4.2).

Figure 4.2. Choose the file you want to open as a PDF, then click Open.


The file will open in Acrobat.

3.
Select File > Save As.

4.
Enter a name for the PDF, and select a location where you want to save it.

5.
Press Enter/Return or click Save.

The .pdf extension is automatically added to your filename, and the new PDF is saved at the specified location.

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