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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
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9. To continue to convert your dissertation or thesis to an Acrobat PDF file, click OK in the Print dialog box. 10. When prompted, type a file name (or accept the default name suggested by Word). Note that the default file extension is .pdf. Click Save. 11. When the conversion is complete, your document will automatically open in Acrobat, and you can check to see how it looks.

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

Exercise 3 – Combine Multiple Files
In this exercise you will see how to combine two or more PDF files into a single document. By using a single command you can quickly combine multiple files. 1. Using the instructions in Exercise 1 or 2, convert all the documents you want to merge to PDF files. 2. Start Adobe Acrobat. 3. From the File menu, choose Create PDF, then choose From Multiple Files. 4. A new dialog box opens so that you can add the files you want to combine. Click the Browse button, navigate to each file, and click the Add button to select it. 5. When you have listed all the files to be included, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to rearrange the order of the files or the Remove button to delete a particular file.
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6. To merge the selected documents, click OK.
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