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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 2: Creating PDF Files

In This Chapter

  • Creating PDF files from Microsoft Office documents
  • Creating PDF files from other Creative Cloud applications
  • Creating PDF files from all other electronic formats
  • Creating PDF files from paper documents and the web
  • Creating PDF portfolios

Converting documents to the Portable Document Format (PDF) is a great way to share files when readers don't have the same software as you or when you want to consolidate multiple file types into a single document. Adobe Acrobat lets you create files from all software programs and scanned documents and even pages from the web. Although you can also create PDF files from other Adobe Creative Cloud documents, you don't need Acrobat for this because the capability to create PDF files is built into the individual Creative Cloud programs, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. In this chapter, you find out how to create Adobe PDF files from a variety of programs.

Creating PDF Files from Microsoft Office

Adobe Acrobat includes tools that make it easy to convert Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to PDF.

Image These capabilities are much more robust for the Windows versions of these programs, so Macintosh users may discover that not all these options are available.

When you install Acrobat on your computer, it looks for Microsoft Office programs. If Acrobat locates Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook, ...

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