What are the best ways to create pdf files?

asked by Pankaj Singh
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5 solutions
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    #1Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

    Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is an application and web service for creating, editing, signing, printing, manipulating, organizing and tracking PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is available as a component of several Adobe Creative Cloud compilations.


    Windows, Mac

    $14.99- 1 year. Free trial available

    José Alfredo Amador
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Adobe is one of the best if not the best film editing software out there. I would assume that it lives up to it's name with Acrobat for PDF's. It is a very useful and great concept of software. "
  2. 5



    PDFCreator is easy to use software for creating customizable PDF files from different documents on Microsoft Windows operating systems. With PDF Creator you can also convert PDF to PNG, JPEG, BMP, TXT and more formats. 



    Free- Varies by plan

    Brittany Lewis
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "This looks like a great way to create way to create PDF files from different documents. A good conversion app."
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    PDFelement is a PDF solution available for Mac, Windows and iOS that allows modifications to text, graphics, watermarks, digital signatures, and other attributes of a PDF document. It can perform conversions between PDFs and hundreds of other file types.

    Windows, Mac

    $59.95- Free trial available

    Billy Walsh
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "So I wanted to find the best ways to create PDF files, I needed to do this for school I downloaded PDFelement and it has solved all my issues!"
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    #4PDF Studio Pro

    PDF Studio Pro
    PDF Studio Pro is an all-in.one software wiich you can create, optimize, edit and review PDF documents on Windows, Mac and Linux.

    Windows, Mac

    $129- Free trial available

    Amber Owens
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Having alternatives to Adobe Acrobat is very important to me and PDF Studio fits the bill perfectly. It's affordable, easy software that meets all my needs: completing PDF forms is a breeze and exporting different documents to PDF helps me preserve formatting and ensure my files are as universal as possible. Love the ability to append and delete pages--really speeds up my workflow! Plus you can try the free trial if you're unsure."
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    SmallPDF is a free online solution that reduces the size of your PDF. Just upload the file to the site and it will quickly return a smaller version to you.  It also offers other solutions like converting documents to PDF format or from PDF to word, merge, split, and much more.

    Online Tools


    Lawrence Keller
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "SmallPDF is a neat online PDF converter that allows you to convert PDF files into formats such as images, documents, spreadsheets, or even merge and split documents. However, it does NOT allow you to create PDF documents from scratch. To create documents from scratch, you'll have to use other software."


Best What are the best ways to create pdf files
1Adobe Acrobat Pro DCSoftware 7 Paid
2PDFCreatorSoftware 5 Free
3PDFelementSoftware 4 Paid
4PDF Studio ProSoftware 3 Paid
5SmallPDFOnline Tools 1 Free

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