If you know how to print a paper copy of a file, you already know how to create a PDF that looks just like your original. With Adobe® Acrobat® XI, printing to PDF is really that simple.
"In the past it was necessary to submit the equivalent of 100 cardboard boxes full of documents to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but now only a DVD is needed for the submission."
— Katsuya Tamamoto, senior manager of R&D informatics, Astellas Pharma
Instead of a physical printer, you can select Adobe PDF in almost any Windows® or Mac OS application. Hit Print. And create an electronic copy of your file that you can save to disk.
More flexible than a paper printout, a file you create by printing to PDF is easy to store, search, and send to others for review.
From the Acrobat task ribbon in Office applications, Windows users can convert Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents to PDFs that are easy to share and reliably viewed.
When you use Acrobat XI to print a document to PDF, people will see it just like you sent it — whether they're viewing it on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
How to print to PDF in Windows:
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