Creating Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

All Windows desktops (and Windows Remote Desktop for our Linux users) have the full version of Acrobat installed which can be used to generate pdf from Microsft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Access format. Let's say you wish to generate PDF from a Powerpoint presentation.

  • Open Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • In Adobe Acrobat Professional, select Create PDF - From File.
  • Choose the powerpoint file you previously saved.
  • Adobe will generate and open the PDF file.
  • Save the PDF file


See conversion to find out about Linux commands to generate pdf from postscript or latex files.


See Windows for other ways to create PDF.