Save as or Print to a PDF File In an effort to conserve paper, people today think twice before printing a hard copy of a document. Instead of printing a hard copy of a document, many applications have a built-in feature enabling you to print soft copies in various formats, such as PDF. You can print to a PDF file from many apps, including Microsoft Office. When you save as or print to a PDF file (both saving as or printing to PDF produce the same results), anyone with an app capable of reading PDF files will be able the view the file without necessarily having to open it in the same program from which it was created. Several free apps you can use to view PDF files are available. The following steps guide you through the process of printing to a PDF file.
a. Verify the app from which you want to print has a built-in feature to save files in or print files to PDF format. If this feature is not available, search for and install an app that enables you to save files to or print files in PDF format.
b. Open the file you want to save in or print to PDF format.
c. If you want to save the file as a PDF format, display the app’s Save As dialog box and check if PDF is one of the available file types.
d. If you want to print the file to a PDF, display the screen to print the file and select the appropriate printer to print the file to PDF.
1. What are some applications you can use to view PDF files?
2. In addition to saving paper, what are some other reasons why you might save or print to a PDF?