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How to Create PDF Files with Google Docs

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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.

Part 1Create PDF with Wondershare PDFelement

 create pdf with google docs

Wondershare PDFelement is a one-in-all PDF solution. It is an PDF Editor, Converter, Creator, Annotator, Manager. You can acquire more features with PDFelement than with Google Documents. PDFelement can simplify your work with documents and increase your productivity vastly.

With PDFelement, you can sign PDF files with digital signature; protect PDF with password and permission, edit PDF documents easily as on a word processor. It supports Windows, Mac and iOS, so you can edit your PDF anywhere at anytime.

Step 1. Create PDF from File/Files

Launch Wondershare PDFelement. And then go to the "Home" menu, click the "From File" icon to enable the creating PDF dialogue box. You need to choose the file you want to create into PDF and click on "OK". You can also choose multiple files to create.

Step 2. Save As PDF

Once you click on "ok", the file will be open in the program as a PDF. Then you need to click on "File" > "Save As" to save the file on your computer.

Part 2 Create PDF Files with Google Documents

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.

Step 1. 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.

Step 2. 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 3Google 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.



Google Documents

Wondershare PDFelement


Create PDF files from Word/Excel/Text Yes Yes


Create PDF files from PowerPoint/HTML/Images No Yes


Preserve the original file layout, graphics, images, etc. in the output PDF files No Yes


Add text, images, and graphics to PDF files No Yes


Delete, extract, and insert PDF pages to scanned PDF files No Yes


Merge and split PDF files No Yes
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Posted by to PDF Knowledge | Follow @elisewilliams7
Published: May 19,2015 14:16 pm / Updated: Jan 22,2017 14:11 pm

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