A key new feature in Microsoft Office 2010 is the ability to easily save documents as PDF or XPS files. In Office 2007 this was possible using a plug-in you had to manually install so it’s nice to see the functionality built-in to Office 2010 right out of the box with full PDF integration for pretty much the entire Office 2010 Suite including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
There are multiple options for creating a PDF file. You can use the built-in “Save As” function and select the .PDF format or use the new Share menu and select the option to create a PDF or XPS document.
Here’s a brief look and screenshot tour at how easy it is to create a PDF using Office 2010.
How To Save A Document As A Secure PDF Using Office 2010
1. Click File, Share. From the Share menu, Click Create PDF/XPS Document then on the right-side Click Create a PDF/XPS.
2. In the prompt, Choose a location and name. Next Click Publish.
Your document is now saved as a PDF. It sure is nice to cut out the “middle-man” PDF conversion software! Now it’s just one clean easy-to-use structure. What say though if you want to cut to the chase, after all usually if you’re in the business of creating a PDF you’re probably going to send it to someone. Well Office 2010 has an even faster way to email PDF’s.
How To Convert And Send A PDF As An Email Attachment In Office 2010
1. Click File, then Click Share. From the Share menu, Click Send Using E-mail then on the right-side Click Send as PDF
One small step for man.. well one small step for anyone, and now you’re document is converted, attached, and ready to go to your contacts as a groovy new PDF file.
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