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How can I make Acrobat PDFs from PowerPoint?

If you have PowerPoint 2007 or higher

If you have PowerPoint 2007, there's a free add-in from Microsoft that lets you export PDF directly from PowerPoint. 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

If you've already installed Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office 2007, or have Office 2010, you already have this add-in.

If you have Macintosh PowerPoint X or higher

If you have Mac PowerPoint X, you can save directly to a PDF using OS X's built-in PDF feature.
See How to create PDFs from Mac PowerPoint to learn how.

If you have Windows PowerPoint 2003 or previous

You can make PDFs by printing to the printer driver installed by Adobe Acrobat or one of the other commonly available PDF drivers/utilities (see below).

If you own Acrobat (the full commercial product, not the free Reader) you can create PDFs from virtually any program that can print. Once you've installed Acrobat, you'll find that you have a new printer driver called AdobePDF. Open any document, choose the AdobePDF driver and print. It will ask you to supply a name for your PDF file. Give it one, click OK and you've made a PDF.

Details may vary depending on the version of Acrobat you own and on whether you use a Mac, PC or other system, but that's basically how it works.

If you don't have Acrobat

These free or inexpensive programs also create PDFs:

There are also several GDI- or non-PostScript applications (ie, like PDFWriter) that can create PDF:

There's good info about PDF-making tools and lots more on Hans Le Roy's site. Take time to explore the rest of the site while you're there. It's a gold mine.

But for the best results with PowerPoint

However you create your PDFs, they may be missing some of the interactive features you added to your original PowerPoint presentation. Support for links, action buttons, sounds or movies may be lacking.

Our Prep4PDF PowerPoint add-in lets you preserve most of the interactivity in your PowerPoint presentations when you convert to PDF. You can learn more at our Prep4PDF site.

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Last update 07 June, 2011