How to Create a PDF

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Let’s say you want to add an article to your WordPress site. You want it to print “just right”, so simply pasting the content into a new page or post won’t work. What’s the best solution?

Create a PDF file and upload it to your site.

Don’t know how to do that? Here is a simple guide.

There are two stages to add PDF files to your pages.

 

  1. Make the PDF (if your file is already in PDF format you can skip to stage 2).
  2. Upload the PDF to WordPress.

Here is a quick guide:

Mac Instructions:

  1. Open your document in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processor you use).
  2. Go to file -> print.
  3. Click PDF (Instead of selecting your default printer).
  4. Click Print -> Save as PDF.
  5. Pick a file name and location for your new PDF (The easiest place to find the file is either in Documents or on your desktop).
  6. Open the PDF in Preview to make sure the PDF looks just right.
  7. You’re done. 🙂

Windows Instructions:

  1. Download CutePDF (free).
  2. Install CutePDF (you may need to reboot your computer).
  3. Open your document in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processor you use).
  4. Go to file -> print.
  5. Select the CutePDF printer (Instead of selecting your default printer).
  6. Click “Print”.
  7. Pick a file name and location for your new PDF (The easiest place to find the file is either in “My Documents” or on your desktop).
  8. Open the PDF in Acrobat Reader to make sure the PDF looks just right.
  9. You’re done. 🙂

Check back on Thursday for step 2, uploading the file to WordPress.

Questions? Leave us a comment.