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Create a PDF from any Application

                                     Using CutePDF Writer and the Application's Print Function


CutePDF Writer is installed on all ENCS lab machines. It shows up as a printer when you use an application's print function.

  1. Open your document using the desired application and select the print option.
  2. Choose the printer CutePDF Writer.
  3. Click on Preferences. Some applications may call this option Properties or Printer Properties.
  4. When the Printing Preferences window opens, select the Advanced... button from the lower right corner, under the Layout tab.
  5. Verify that the Paper size is correct for the media to which you want to print (plain 8½"x11", or larger poster sizes) and adjust it as needed. Typical poster sizes are ARCH D, ARCH E1 and ARCH E at 24"x36", 30"x42" and 36"x48" respectively.
  6. Select OK, both in this window and the previous one, so that you can save your selections and come back to the Print window.
  7. Choose Print from the Print window.
  8. After you select Print, you will be asked to Save as type: PDF file, This is your objective PDF file. Save it in a memorable location