Tech Tip 86 - Save as PDF

Published: 5/21/2013 10:18 PM
​Several Office 2010 programs have a feature that allows you to save your work as a PDF without additional software or “plug-ins” as was required in Office 2007. The programs that have this functionality are Word, One Note, PowerPoint and Publisher. 
​An advantage of saving a documents as a PDF instead of the original format is that PDFs are easy to transfer and can be read by individuals who may not have Microsoft Office. PDFs can be opened by Adobe Reader, a free program that runs on all operating systems.
To save a file as a PDF, click File, click “Save As” (or hit F12), and then choose PDF as the “save as type”.
This tech tip is in conjunction with the Windows 7 and Office 2010 upgrade at KDE.
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Published 9/30/2011
Matt Jury
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Technology
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