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Create a PDF from LaTeX

Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To

Create a PDF/A document from a LaTeX document (eThesis)

Create a PDF from a physical original

Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To

Create a PDF/A document from a physical original using a scanner

If you have a physical document that you would like to have converted into a PDF, you will need a computer with a flatbed scanner and a copy of Adobe Acrobat installed. Use the following steps to create a PDF document:

Introduction to PDF

Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To

What are PDF files? Why are they useful? When would you use them?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format; portable because unlike, for instance, Word documents, which require a copy of Microsoft Word to be purchased and installed on your system, PDFs are easily accessible for anyone who downloads and installs the free Acrobat Reader.

In addition to their portability, PDFs have a number of advantages over other document formats:

Introduction to PDF/A

Adobe Acrobat 7.0: How To

PDF is great in terms of accessibility nowadays. Most people have, at some point, opened a PDF on their computer and recent statistics suggest that there are more than half a billion copies of the freely downloadable Acrobat Reader installed worldwide.

However, this may not be the case 30 years from now, as standards change and newer technologies become mainstream.

Brief procedures


Create a PDF/A document from a licensed copy of MS Word 2007

  • Download and install the Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in (already installed on Library computers).
  • Open your document in Microsoft Word.
  • Click on the Office button (upper left corner), scroll down to Save as and select the PDF or XPS option.
  • In the next dialog box, click on the Options but

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