Generating PDFs

Best for sending

PDF (Portable Document Format) files are the best format for sending faxes using our service. The purpose behind a PDF is to generate a file from any application that will look and print the same on any computer, or operating system, even if that application is not installed. It basically makes things easier and more reliable.

Generating PDFs from applications normally involves installing a virtual 'printer'. When you print your document to the PDF printer, you get a file instead of a printout.

Windows

Office 2010, supports this out of the box. Simply select “Save as PDF” from the file menu.

Office 2007, Microsoft have an add-in for Office 2007 that allows you to save as PDF. You can download that here.

CutePDF offers a free PDF printer driver that will provide the ability to create PDFs from any application as it works as a printer driver and is compatible with Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7.

Adobe Acrobat Pro is a professional's PDF suite of tools and contains Adobe's original PDF printer driver.

Apple Mac OS X

Great news, PDF support is built right in to the operating system. Bring up the print dialog from any application and select the 'PDF' drop-down menu, then 'Mail PDF'. A new mesasge will be created with your PDF attached.

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