How to convert your ODT text files to PDF.

Word processing applications that create ODT files are popular and are often free. But before you share ODT files with others, follow these easy steps to convert them to PDF.

ODT files can contain formatted text, images, drawn objects, and tables. They’re often created by freeware word processors and are a low-cost solution for creating business or personal documents. However, when you share an ODT document in its native format, it may not be readable by everyone.

If you’re collaborating with someone who uses the same software, there generally isn’t a problem but if you want to make them accessible to everyone, convert your ODT documents to PDF before sharing.

Steps to convert ODT to PDF.

Nearly any text, image, or web page can be converted to PDF with software such as Adobe Acrobat. ODT files are no exception. Follow these five easy steps to convert ODT text files to PDF:

  1. In Acrobat, navigate to the Create PDF option from the Tools menu.
  2. Click on Select A File and navigate to the location of your ODT file.
  3. Click on the ODT file you want to convert.
  4. Choose Create.
  5. Click the save icon to save your new PDF to the desired location.

To assure compatibility for your documents created in the ODT format, convert them to PDF before emailing or sharing them with others. PDF can be read by anyone across multiple operating systems and is the standard for shareable documents.

It’s easy to convert ODT files to PDF; explore what more you can do with Acrobat to make working with PDFs fast and easy, whether you need to edit PDFs, reduce PDF size, sign files, and more.