There are some new exciting changes in Office 2010 and they are appreciated by the community. The best way to convert a Word document , Excel spreadsheet, and PowerPoint presentation into PDF format was to use Bullzip Printer and other similar apps. Not anymore.
Yes, you heard it right. Office 2010 includes a build-in option to convert documents, spreadsheets,and powerpoints into PDF format.
Go to File > Share and select Create PDF/XPS Document under File Types.
Now hit the Create a PDF/XPS button on the right pane and you will see a new dialog window. Here you can select two PDF types – Standard or Minimum size.
Standard document has better quality and can be used to publish on the web and print, while the Minimum size is useful if you want to quickly publish the document online.
If you want to change any additional options, click the Options button and you can then apply the changes in the new dialog window.
It preserves the fonts, formatting, and images as shown in the screenshot below.
If you are wondering which tool we are using to view PDF document, it is Sumatra PDF Viewer. According to MS once it has been converted to PDF document, editing it will not be an easy task.
Before the arrival of this feature in Office 2010 there was another method apart from using Bullzip PDF and CuteWriter. The method involved uploading document to Google Docs and then downloading it as PDF document.