How to use PDF complete

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How to use PDF complete
Use PDF Complete to convert your documents into a file format for sharing with others. (in office for computer image by Anatoly Minkov from Fotolia.com)

PDF Complete is a Portable Document Format (PDF) creation utility that lets you output letters, memos and other documents as well as graphics in a format that is easily shared with others. The program, for Windows systems, works with Microsoft applications and any Windows application that has the ability to print including Notepad and graphic manipulation programs. PDF Complete is a standalone package that doesn't require a distiller as do other PDF creation programs and includes a special toolbar icon that lets you quickly access the utility.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Microsoft or Windows application you want to use. Click “File,” “Open.” Select the document or file you want to create a PDF of using PDF Complete.

  2. 2

    Click the “PDF” icon on the toolbar at the top of the Microsoft or Windows application. The PDF Complete “Save As” dialogue box will open.

  3. 3

    Enter a name for your PDF file in the box next to “File name:.”

  4. 4

    Click on the down arrow next to “Save in:” to navigate and save your PDF file in a different directory than “My Documents.”

  5. 5

    Click “Save.”

  1. 1

    Open the Microsoft or Windows application you want to use. Click “File,” “Open.” Select the document or file you want to create a PDF of using PDF Complete.

  2. 2

    Click “File,” “Print.” The Print dialogue box will open.

  3. 3

    Click on the down arrow next to “Name” under the “Printer” heading. Select “PDF Complete” from the list of printers.

  4. 4

    Click “OK.” The PDF Complete “Save As” dialogue box will open.

  5. 5

    Enter a name for your PDF file in the box next to “File name:.” Click on the down arrow next to “Save in:” to navigate and save your PDF file in a different directory than “My Documents.”

    Click “Save.”

  1. 1

    Open the Microsoft or Windows application you want to use. Click “File,” “Open.” Select the document or file you want to create a PDF of using PDF Complete.

  2. 2

    Click “File,” “Print.” The Print dialogue box will open.

  3. 3

    Click on the down arrow next to “Name” under the “Printer” heading. Select “PDF Complete” from the list of printers.

  4. 4

    Enter the page number of the worksheet you want to print in the box next to “Pages:” under the heading “Print range.”

  5. 5

    Click on the “Properties” button. Select “Landscape” under the heading “Orientation.” Select “Fit to width and/or height” under the heading “Scale” to fit your spreadsheet's columns/cells on a one page PDF.

  6. 6

    Click “OK” to exit the “Properties” box. Click “OK.” The PDF Complete “Save As” dialogue box will open.

  7. 7

    Enter a name for your PDF file in the box next to “File name:.” Click on the down arrow next to “Save in:” to navigate and save your PDF file in a different directory than “My Documents.”

    Click “Save.”

Tips and warnings

  • To create a PDF that loads and displays quickly within a PDF viewer, click on the “Optimize” tab in the right pane of the PDF Complete “Save As” dialogue box and select “Optimize.”
  • Your PDF Complete PDFs are stored in your "My Documents" folder by default unless you select a different folder during the "Save As" process.

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