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Converting Documents to PDF
    Welcome to the Bethpage UFSD Help Desk and Support Web Site!

    This page will show you how to convert documents to PDF format. PDFs have numerous benefits, including:
              1. Almost every computer has a PDF reader installed, so you don't have to worry about
                  compatibility issues.
              2. It is more difficult to edit PDF files, so you don't have to worry about people altering your files.
              3. When submitting jobs to the Copy Center, you will have fewer formatting issues if you submit a
                  PDF.

    Converting Microsoft Office Documents to PDF

    1. Open the file you wish to convert (from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Publisher), and go to File->Print
    2. When the print menu appears, click on the name of your printer and select CutePDF Writer from the drop down menu:

    3. Press OK, and a dialog box will appear asking you to save the document. Name the file whatever you would like and select where you want to save it. When you click save the document will be saved as a PDF in the selected location.


    Converting a Smart Notebook file to PDF

    1. Open the Notebook file you would like to convert and go to File->Print
    2. Click the tab at the top labeled Printer Setup. Under Printer Name, change the printer to CutePDF Writer.

    3. On the left side of the Print box, you can change the format of your printouts.
    4. Click Print, and another dialog box will come up asking you to name your file and pick a location to save it.

    Note: This is just an example of how to convert to a PDF in Microsoft Office and Smart Notebook. This process is very similar for other programs, such as any test-making software you have installed. The key step is going to File->Print and changing your printer to CutePDF Writer.

    Breaking up a PDF into smaller documents

    You can also pull out specific pages from a PDF document and save them as a separate PDF. To do so, open your PDF file in Adobe Reader and click File->Print. Again, change your printer to CutePDF Writer. Under Pages to Print, you can click the button next to "Pages" and enter a page or range of pages to pull out.


Site last updated September 5th, 2017