Creating PDF Files
PDF files can be created within applications by choosing to
print to PDF, using PDF Creator, or within the Unix
You can easily create PDF files from any application by
selecting the print option in the file menu. The name of the printer you
will choose is Adobe PDF. You will then be prompted for the location to
save the newly created PDF file.
If your PDF file does not look right, try
using the PDF Creator available on most of the ME machines.
Using PDF Creator
The PDF Creator is a useful but simple program that will
convert most files into .pdf file format.
To open the PDF Creator program select it from the start
menu. To create a PDF file from an existing file just select
"Document", then "add", then "select file", then select the destination
where the file will be saved. The converted file will be saved in this
destination in .pdf format and the original file will be unchanged.
This method rarely fails and might be tried if the above
methods do not work satisfactorily.
From within the program that the file was created choose
File->Save As -> Postscript file. Make sure that the extension is .ps.
This creates a postscript file that is readable by printers. In
Microsoft product you may have to choose to "print to a file" and then
rename the .prn file to a .ps file when the printing is complete.
Now you want to run this .ps file through a ps to pdf
converter which can be done in Unix. Open up a command prompt and move
to the directory containing the file that you want to convert.
ps2pdf filename.ps . This will create
a pdf file with the same name as the *.ps file.