Creating a PDF, PDF/A, XPS, TIFF, or SVG file

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The Win2PDF setup program creates a printer in the "Devices and Printers" folder named Win2PDF. Here is a YouTube video that shows a brief introduction to Win2PDF.


How to create a PDF file with Win2PDF - An Overview



To create a PDF document:


Open a document from a Windows application (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, etc.)

Print the document as you normally do but select the Win2PDF printer

You will be prompted to enter the name of the document, as shown on this screen:


Main Win2PDF File Save Window


The default file name is supplied by the sending application.  You can choose the format using the "Save as type:" options.  Win2PDF supports the following formats:

PDF - Portable Document Format

PDF/A - Portable Document Format for Archiving (PDF/A-1b, ISO 19005-1:2005)

XPS - XML Paper Specification

TIFF - Tagged Image File Format

SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics


You can choose a number of optional actions to take after the document is created by selecting the check boxes.  The options include:


View File - Opens the file in the default viewer after the file is created.

Print File - Prints the file to the default printer after the file is created.  This option is only available when Win2PDF is not the Windows system default printer.

Send File - Opens a new email message using the default MAPI-compliant email client and attaches the file to the message.  The email program is specified in the Internet Options icon in the Windows control panel.  If the Win2PDF Mail Helper application is installed, the Mail Helper application will be opened to send the email instead of the default MAPI client.

Delete after Sending - Deletes the document after it has been sent using the "Send PDF" option.


You can use the file save window to browse to a new location before saving the document.  Win2PDF remembers this location, and will use the same location the next time you create a document.