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Create PDF on Windows with UPDF

Method 1. Create a PDF from a File

UPDF software allows users to create PDF files from different kinds of files or Images. Creating a PDF from a file is a basic and uncomplicated operation that any UPDF user may perform. This PDF creation mode allows users to create PDFs from existing CAJ/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio files and images on their devices. Try it now by clicking the download button below.

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Additionally, UPDF supports batch creation, allowing you to create single or multiple PDFs from various files in supported formats.

Option 1. Create a PDF from a CAJ/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio File

Sometimes you may have a document in other formats and want to turn it into a PDF. In this case, you can simply open UPDF and drag and drop the file onto it. UPDF will then create and open a PDF from the file. Alternatively, you can follow the steps below to create a PDF from CAJ/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Visio:

  • Open the UPDF software, and locate the File tab on the upper part of the software.
  • In the File Menu, hover the cursor over the Create button.
  • Choose the option from the given option: PDF from CAJ, PDF from Word, PDF from Excel, PDF from PowerPoint, PDF from Visio.
Create from files
  • You'll be prompted to select a document from your device. Choose and click the "Open" button, then UPDF will automatically convert the selected file into a PDF. Simply select a location to save it.
  • Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop the file you want to convert into UPDF; this will also convert it to a PDF.

Option 2. Create from Images

Some accepted image extensions that can be converted to a PDF file using the UPDF include the .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, and .gif formats. Below are the steps to create a PDF file from images:

  • Open the UPDF software, and locate the File tab on the upper part of the software.
  • In the File Menu, hover the cursor over the Create button.
  • Then, choose the PDF from Image button.
Create from images
  • You'll be prompted to choose the document source to convert to PDF. Choose the image file from your device. If you select more than one image, UPDF will ask whether to combine all images into one PDF file. Choose Yes or No as you want.
create from image with UPDF
  • If you choose Yes, then all the images will be converted to a multi-page PDF, you can order, delete, extract, and split the converted PDF. You can also edit, annotate, convert, and do more to it with UPDF's versatile PDF tools.
  • Alternatively, if you choose No, then these images will be turned into several separate PDFs. You can save a location to save them one by one once UPDF automatically opens them.
create and edit pdf with updf

Method 2. Create a PDF from a blank page

You can also create a PDF file from a blank page. Creating a PDF from a blank page is a simple procedure can may be accomplished with UPDF. This method is excellent for producing a new PDF document from scratch without utilizing an existing one as a starting point. Steps to create a blank page:

  • Open the UPDF software, and locate the File tab on the upper part of the software.
  • In the File Menu, hover the cursor over the Create button.
  • Then, choose the Blank Page button.
Create from blank page
  • A small window will pop up to allow you to customize the page style, including File name, Number of Pages, Page Size, Orientation, Width, Height, and Paper Style.

File name: Input the name you like for the created file.

Number of pages: Enter a specific number to customize the number of pages.

Page Size: Choose among Custom (then enter the width the height you want), A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, B0, B1, B10, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, C5E, Comm10E, DLE, Executive, Folio, Ledger, Legal, Letter, and Tabloid.

Orientation: Portrait or landscape.

Paper Style: There are 14 style options available for you to choose, including Blank, Dotted, Lined, Grid, Graph, and more.

Customize blank page style

Method 3. Create Multiple PDFs Simultaneously

If you want to skip the hassle of creating multiple PDFs one by one, UPDF has covered you with its batch PDF creation feature. It enables the creation of multiple PDFs at a time without any complex procedure. Let's have a look at the steps.

Notice: This feature allows users to create multiple PDFs from images, Word, Excel, TXT, and other supported file formats. Users can select multiple formats simultaneously. Additionally, UPDF can generate more than 100 PDFs from the selected files.

  • Navigate to File > Create > Create Multiple PDF Files.
  • Add files by clicking the purple-colored button. Alternatively, you can drag and drop files to add them. To add a folder, reveal the drop-down options and select 'Add Folders'. You can also choose whether to combine files into a single PDF or create multiple PDF files.
  • After adding the files, you can clear the existing list and add different files, or click the 'Apply' button to start the creation process.
Upload files to create multiple PDFs
  • Lastly, choose a location to save the created PDFs. All the PDFs you have created will open up in different tabs; you can work on them how you want.
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Method 4. Create PDF from Scanner

Aside from the above methods, UPDF for Windows also supports creating PDFs from scanners. Wondering how can you create one? We have got you covered with a step-by-step guide. Before moving toward the how-to guide, you must ensure that your computer is connected to your scanner.

Step 1. Launch UPDF and navigate to the File tab. Select Create and choose PDF from Scanner.

create PDF from scanner

Step 2. Choose the scanner. As mentioned earlier, ensure that your computer is already connected to a scanner.

Step 3. Adjust the scan settings according to your requirements. Note that there are two modes to choose from: Flatbed and Document Feeder. The scan settings will change based on the mode you select.

Flatbed: This type of scanner has a flat glass surface on which you place your document face down. The scanning mechanism moves underneath the glass to capture the image of the document.

Where to Place the Document: Lift the scanner lid, place your document face down on the glass surface, aligning it with the guides (usually marked with arrows or a corner guide), and then close the lid before starting the scan.

Document Feeder: This refers to an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that can be found on some scanners. It allows you to load multiple pages into a tray, and the scanner will automatically feed each page through the scanning mechanism.

Where to Place the Document: Place the stack of documents into the feeder tray, aligning them with the guides. Ensure the pages are correctly oriented and not stapled or clipped together. The feeder will pull each page through for scanning sequentially.

If you choose flatbed, you can tweak the following parameters:

flatbed settings
  • Kind: Whether you want your document to be colored or grayscale. Colored documents are mostly professional presentations, whereas agreements, research papers, etc., are mostly in grayscale.
  • File Setting: Here, you can select a paper size, either by choosing a preset option or by customizing it manually. You can enter the width and height or crop it using the preview window on the left.
File Settings under Flatbed mode

If you choose Document Feeder, you can customize the following settings:

Document Feeder settings
  • Paper Size: You can select whatever page size you plan on using. Please note that the paper size in Scan Settings is different from the paper size in File Setting under the Flatbed mode. 
  • Kind: Choose whether you want your PDF to be grayscale or color by selecting the corresponding option.
  • Orientation: Four orientations are available. You can choose to create PDFs with upright pages, leftwards, rightwards, or downward-directed orientations. You can also checkmark Double Sided depending on your requirements.

Step 4. After selecting the settings, click Preview to preview the scanning result before the scan. The scanning result will be reflected on the image on the left.

Preview scanning result

Step 5. You can also decide if you want to combine your pages into a single document or perform OCR after creation.

complete scan or scan more
  • Checkmark the "Perform OCR after creation" option to turn the PDF that you are creating into an editable format, or it will be an image-based PDF. 
  • Once confirmed, hit Scan. Choose either complete the scan or scan more pages in the following window.

Step 6. Once done scanning, UPDF will automatically open the PDF you just created.

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