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Create an ETD Using Adobe Acrobat Lesson 2: Create a PDF File

Create a PDF File
Now that you’ve seen what an ETD looks like and how to browse the contents, it’s time to learn how to convert your own thesis or dissertation into a PDF file. There are several different options for doing this, and all require that you have a copy of Adobe® Acrobat® Standard or Professional installed on your computer. Adobe Reader, which is freely available for downloading from many Internet sites, can only be used to read a PDF file. You cannot use it to create a PDF file. In this lesson, you will learn how to: 1. Create a PDF using PDFMaker from within Microsoft® Word 2. Create a PDF using the Print command 3. Combine multiple files Tip
Exercise 1 and Exercise 2 produce the same result. Choose the one that works best for you.


Create an ETD Using Adobe Acrobat Lesson 2: Create a PDF File

Exercise 1 – Create a PDF Using PDFMaker
In this exercise, you will learn how to use PDFMaker to convert a Microsoft Word document to a PDF file. 1. Start Microsoft Word and open your thesis or dissertation. 2. Look at the toolbars at the top of the window. Notice there are two areas related to Acrobat PDFMaker: • The Adobe PDF and Acrobat Comment menus • The Acrobat icons Tip
The Acrobat 7 installer scans your system for a copy of Microsoft Office 98 or later, and if found, automatically loads PDFMaker. This is the macro that allows you to create PDFs from Word as well as Excel and PowerPoint. If you do not see Acrobat PDFMaker in Microsoft Word, go to Exercise 2 to use the Print command to create a PDF file. View Demo

3. Click the Adobe PDF menu and choose Change Conversion Settings. 4. The Adobe PDFMaker dialog box opens. It contains four tabs with a number of different options. 5. To create an ETD, choose Standard from the Conversion Settings pop-up menu on the Settings tab. 6. The View Adobe PDF results option should also be checked to ensure that the converted file will display...