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How to Create PDF Files with Google Docs

Want to create your files into PDF format for totally free without downloading or purchase any applications? Just do it with Google Docs.

Emma Shaw
Posted by Emma Shaw | @Emma Shaw | Category: PDF Creating Tips
Published: May 19,2015 14:16 pm / Updated: Jun 04,2015 14:40 pm

Do you know how to create PDF files with Google Docs? Do you also know that there are limitations for Google Docs to create PDF? For example, it cannot create PDF files from Powerpoing/Html/Images. If this is the case, is there any better tool to help you do all the stuff concerning PDF? Don't worry, this article is going to tell you all these.

  1. Part 01: Create PDF Files with Google Documents
  2. Part 02: Google Documents VS. Wondershare PDFelement
  3. Part 03: Create PDF with Wondershare PDFelement

Part 01: Create PDF Files with Google Documents

Step 1: Login in Google Docs.

Log in Google Docs with your Google account. If you do not have a Google account, click the Sign up button on the very right top of the Google Home page to create one. And then enter Google Docs.


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Step 2: Upload or Create a file.

Now you can click the Upload icon on Google Docs Home page to upload the file that you're going to generate to PDF format. Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, forms are all supported. If you do not have any prepared files, just click the CREATE button to create a new file on Google Docs.


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Step 3: Generate the file into PDF format

Press Ctrl + S to save the file first and then go to File > Download as >PDF. The moment you click PDF, a dialogue box will pop up, asking you to set your preferences for the output PDF file. Just set your  preferences  and click OK.

Part 02: Google Documents VS. Wondershare PDFelement

The above mentioned is all about how to create PDF via Google Docs. However, as you could see, the output PDF is like a plain text, without any image, graphic. This is why I do not like Google Docs. When saving Google document as a PDF file, the original file formatting and layout are lost. To solve the problem, I suggest you use Wondershare PDFelement to create PDF file. Only in 2 clicks, you'll achieve your goal.

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No. Function Google Documents Wondershare PDFelement
1 Create PDF files from Word/Excel/Text Wondershare PDFelement Wondershare PDFelement
2 Create PDF files from PowerPoint/HTML/Images   Wondershare PDFelement
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Preserve the original file layout, graphics, images, etc. in the ouput PDF files
  Wondershare PDFelement
4
Add text, images, and graphics to PDF files
  Wondershare PDFelement
5
Delete, extract, and insert PDF pages to scanned PDF files
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Merge and split PDF files
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7   Create PDF Files with Google Documents Create PDF Files with Wondershare PDFelement

Part 03: Create PDF with Wondershare PDFelement

Step 1: Download Wondershare PDFelement

Click the download link to download Wondershare PDFelement trial version. After you get the .exe file, double-click it to install it on your computer. 

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Step 2: Create a PDF file

Launch Wondershare PDFelement. And then go to the 'Home' menu, click the From File icon to enable the creating PDF dialogue box. In the new dialogue box, open the file you desired to save as PDF file and save it as a PDF.

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Bingo! This is it! See, only in 2 clicks, you've achieved your goal. After creating PDF from Wondershare PDFelement, to make the PDF more professional, edit it on Wondershare PDFelement.

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