Creating PDF Files from the Print Command

To create PDF using the Print command

  1. Create a new document or open an existing document in any print-capable Windows application.

  2. On the File menu, select Print. Under Office 2007 or 2010, click the PDF Converter button ms%20office From the Print Command Microsoft Office button, then click Print.

    In the Printer dialog box select the ScanSoft PDF Create! as your active printer.

  3. Click Properties if you wish to modify settings.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Specify printing options, either for the current file or as preferences for future use.

    Enter the target PDF file name and location in the Save As dialog box.

    To view the PDF file, select View Resulting PDF.

    Select Document Settings and click Edit to display the Document Settings dialog box and view and change opening options for the resulting PDF and add information such as title, author, keywords, etc. to make it easier to find when searching.

  6. Click Save.


Your printing options may differ, depending on the settings you specify for the ScanSoft PDF Create driver, as described in PDF Create Properties. To set options only for the current PDF creation session click the Properties button. To set preferences for all future PDF creation, go to the Start menu, choose Faxes and Printers, select the printer ScanSoft PDF Create!, right-click and choose Printing Preferences.

Profiles (including tagged PDF) are available only when using the PDF Create Assistant. You must use individual settings for PDF creation via the Print dialog box.

When starting from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you may prefer to use a direct connection to PDF Create rather than the Print command, since this allows transfer of comments, links, bookmarks and metadata.


From the Print Command