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How to Convert Files to PDF Format Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Over 2 billion PDF files are floating around since its first conception in the 90s. As such, it’s become a standard procedure to save files to PDF format, especially when it comes to sharing.

Subsequently, a myriad of tools are available for you to achieve this, and we’ve got the best one. The process involves dropping one file into our PDF converter, and we will automatically save it to PDF format for you. Join the club of over 25 million active monthly users and get started below.

How do I convert multiple files to PDF?

  1. Go to the PDF converter on our site.

  2. Drag as many files as you’d like in the toolbar. You can mix and match.

  3. Formats supported are Word, PPT, Excel, PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, and TIFF.

  4. Wait for our software to work on the reconstruction.

  5. All done. Save your file to your device.


Convert Worf and PPT files to PDF simultaneously

What is a PDF converter?


Smallpdf is built using two main software libraries, which enables various options to convert common digital files from one to another. That left us with the time to focus on the task of creating an uber user-friendly site for our users. Microsoft Office files such as Word documents are accepted, as well as images, as listed above.

After you convert your document to PDF format, we will keep it for one hour, for the user (you) to continue to edit and modify as you need. Afterward, we will remove these files from our cloud servers.

Can I convert PDF to other formats as well?


Of course, this conversion process follows the same method, using the same tool. There are also various standalone tools available via our website, which grants additional formatting options.

For instance, when you convert a PDF to JPG, we will offer the possibility to extract images or turn PDF pages into JPG copies. For Word to PDF and PDF to Word, we offer OCR for you to process scanned files.

Ease of sharing over the World Wide Web


Aside from the main tools to adjust document formats, we’ve also implemented ‘side functions’ to aid file sharing. Once you have converted a file, i.e., Microsoft to Word, on the result page, there exists the share function. Choosing this will give you the option to either generate a link for others to download your file or send it directly to a recipient’s email client. When you share a PDF this way, we will keep the file around for 14-days.

Another standard file sharing flow is to store it on a cloud storage service, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. For this reason, we’ve integrated with both services accordingly. The option to import and export files to convert or save is available on every tool page across the Smallpdf website. Smallpdf has even integrated within the new Dropbox extensions, where you can export files from Dropbox, without even being on our platform!

Otherwise, don’t remember to download your file to your local device. Have fun converting!

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Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager