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Create an ETD Using Adobe Acrobat
Lesson 2: Create a PDF File1
Create a PDF File
Now that you’ve seen what an ETD looks like and how to browse the contents, it’stime to learn how to convert your own thesis or dissertation into a PDF file. Thereare several different options for doing this, and all require that you have a copyof Adobe
Standard or Professional installed on your computer. AdobeReader, which is freely available for downloading from many Internet sites, can onlybe 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
Exercise 1 andExercise 2 producethe same result.Choose the one thatworks best for you.
Create an ETD Using Adobe Acrobat
Lesson 2: Create a PDF File2
The default settingswill create an ETD.Click the
button tomake sure that thedefaults are selectedor click the
button andclick the appropriatetabs to make surefonts are embedded orto change image orcolor settings.
Exercise 1 – Create a PDF Using PDFMaker
In this exercise, you will learn how to use PDFMaker to convert aMicrosoft Word document to a PDF file. 1. Start
Microsoft Word
and open your thesis or dissertation.2. Look at the toolbars at the top of the window. Notice there are two areasrelated to Acrobat PDFMaker:• The
 Adobe PDF
 Acrobat Comment
menus• The Acrobat icons3. Click the
 Adobe PDF
menu and choose
Change Conversion Settings.
4. The Adobe PDFMaker dialog box opens. It contains four tabs with anumber of different options.5. To create an ETD, choose
from the
Conversion Settings
 pop-up menu on the
tab.6. The
 View Adobe PDF
results option should also be checked to ensurethat the converted file will display automatically. Next, look under the Application Settings heading and verify that the
 Add Links To AdobePDF
option is checked so that any hyperlinks in your document will beautomatically converted to Acrobat links.
The Acrobat 7 installerscans your system fora copy of MicrosoftOffice 98 or later, andif found, automaticallyloads PDFMaker. Thisis the macro thatallows you to createPDFs from Word aswell as Excel andPowerPoint.If you do not see Acrobat PDFMaker inMicrosoft Word, goto Exercise 2 to usethe Print command tocreate a PDF file.
Create an ETD Using Adobe Acrobat
Lesson 2: Create a PDF File3
7. Click 
to save your settings.8. You are ready to convert your thesis or dissertation to an Acrobat PDFfile. Click the
 Adobe PDF
menu and choose
Convert To Adobe PDF,
or,alternatively, click the
Convert To Adobe PDF
button.9. When prompted, type a file name (or accept the default name suggestedby Microsoft Word), and click 
.10. When the conversion is complete, your document will automatically openin Acrobat, and you can check to see how it looks.

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