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Sept 1 2023

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In the world of modern digital communication, you can’t avoid content in the PDF format. Presenting a report? Crafting a resume? Writing a research paper? Sending out an invoice? The end format for that type of content will usually be a PDF file.

Knowing how to create a PDF can be a game-changer for whatever content you need to secure, share, or send. If you’re looking for ways to create one and don’t have the right tools at your disposal, you’re in luck.

This guide is designed to help you effortlessly produce professional-looking PDF documents from MS Office and images using Xodo online, on your device, and a few tips on how to customize them.

How to create a PDF online with Xodo

The appeal of using Xodo to create PDFs lies is in its ability to let you quickly do so while online. Our free PDF Converter tool can act as your one-stop PDF creator for popular Microsoft Office and image formats.

If you’ve ever wondered how to save image as PDF or how to convert a document to PDF without MS Office, take a few seconds to see how simple the process is:

1. Go to Xodo’s free PDF Converter tool.

2. Upload your file from either your device, Xodo Drive, or Google Drive, and Dropbox. You can upload either Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PNG, or JPG images.

Files uploaded to Xodo PDF Converter

3. Click on Convert.

4. Once the conversion is done, download your file to your device, Xodo Drive, or Dropbox.

Note that we also have dedicated file to PDF converter tools for each of the above formats that will have tailored options for you customize your resulting document.

How to create a PDF on iPhone

Xodo also caters to users who are on the go. This is useful if you’ve taken a snapshot of your document on your iOS device and need to share your content with others on the spot.

All you need to start creating a PDF on your iPhone (or iOS device) is to install the free iOS App from the Apple Store. Once you have it installed, follow these steps:

1. Go to Xodo on your iOS mobile device.

2. Select your file from the listed options available.

3. Click the Convert button to start the conversion.

4. Click the arrow icon to download the converted file to your device.

How to create a PDF on Android

If you’re on an Android device, no worries. We’ve also got our Xodo PDF creation capabilities available in the form of a free Android app from the Google Play store. Simply download it onto your phone and then follow the below directions: 

1. Open Xodo.

2. Click on Convert to PDF.

Selecting Convert to PDF with Xodo Android App

3. Click on Add Files.

4. Select your file from the listed options available.

5. Click on Next > Convert. The conversion process will start automatically. You’ll be able to access your converted PDF by clicking on Locate, which will bring you to your list of Processed Files.

Work with your PDFs like a pro

Once you have a PDF, there are a few things you can do to customize, tweak, or improve it. Xodo helps ensure that the PDF you created performs, looks, or can be shared just the way you need it to. Here's what you can do without having to leave the Xodo platform.

Work with and revise PDF text

Believe it or not, working with PDF text post-PDF creation is possible. Although PDFs are known for preserving textual content as intended, you can also make quick revisions.

From editing PDF text to adding comments or highlights, quick last-minute revisions can be made without having to convert to an editable file format first to ensure that your PDF information is accurate.

Making your PDF shareable

Whether you’re presenting a business proposal, reviewing contracts, or sharing an ebook, you’ll find yourself needing to share it with others.

Xodo has a couple of tools for compressing PDF files, flattening them, or even merging them with other PDFs. Your newly created PDF can easily be tailored on the document level, so you can quickly share it, make your content more comprehensive for others, or enable someone to print it out with ease. 

Turn static PDF forms into fillable ones

Ever wondered how to create a fillable PDF? If you just created a PDF from a static form designed to collect information, you can easily turn those into fillable PDF forms. Using the PDF Editor, you can use the Build Form option to insert form fields like check boxes, text fields, and radio buttons.

Xodo PDF Editor’s Build Form options

Get feedback from your recipients with a few form field additions while still in your browser. Note that Xodo also has tools that allow you to fill in and sign PDF forms yourself should you receive a PDF form yourself.

Start creating PDFs with Xodo

As a professional, a student, or an entrepreneur, you’ll always need to find a faster way to create a PDF. Xodo stands out as a user-friendly and efficient tool for transforming various file formats into professional-grade PDFs.

Be it images, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations, the platform's intuitive interface and seamless integration with cloud storage services ensure that your PDF content is easily accessible and shareable across different devices and with collaborators.

By incorporating Xodo into your digital toolkit, you're simplifying and enhancing the quality and functionality of your documents. Try Xodo Pro free for 7 days and create PDFs that leave a lasting impression with over 30+ PDF tools!

Start Xodo Pro Today
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Reena Cruz

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