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PDF Creator - Create and Modify PDF Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Create PDF files from various file formats, such as images, PPT, Excel, and Word. Free to use online, no installation required.

The godfather of PDF created the format to fulfill the dream of a paperless workspace. The PDF format can be interchangeability read and processed on just about any system. Consequently, it should also be of standard practice to be able to save PDF to and from other standard file types. As the most popular online PDF software, we offer a solution to this predicament in the form of an all-in-one free PDF creator.

How do I create a PDF file for free

  1. Choose a file and upload it to our PDF Creator.

  2. The conversion to PDF format should start right away.

  3. Download the created PDF or save it to Dropbox.

  4. Continue to modify the file if needed; otherwise, you’re done.

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Create PDF from multiple documents for free

Which formats can I create PDF from?


Smallpdf currently can save Microsoft Office and image files to PDF. Therefore, you can freely use our PDF creator online to convert Microsoft Word documents, as well as Excel and PPT slides. JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG images can also be dragged and dropped into the toolbox. If you wish to create multiple PDF documents, you can either do this one by one or sign up for a Pro subscription, where you can batch convert as many documents as you’d like.

For the latter, you may also mix the file types, i.e., convert JPG and Word to PDF simultaneously. There is no boundary on the number of documents that can be created to PDF format, using the batch processing mode. On the result page, you will be given the option to download files together in a ZIP file.

How to create PDF files on-the-go


As an online service, you can quickly access Smallpdf from a Google search, from a bookmark, or, you can install our free Chrome extension. With this, you can create PDFs on the fly. The extension will enlist all available tools once selected, as well as when a PDF document is opened.

Aside from the online PDF converter, you can also merge PDF files, split them up, or even create your very own electronic signature (check them out via our homepage). Later enhancement has also allowed the integration of our app within Gmail, for users to compress attachments even before they are uploaded. Bid farewell to oversized email attachments and install the build-in PDF extension today.


Create compressed PDF attachments

Also, do note that the PDF files can also be saved to other file formats. Whether you need to edit the content or submit these documents to another party, the PDF creator can always do just this.

Create PDFs in your own language


As our reach has stretched far and wide, a total of 24 languages are available for you to view our tools in. Upon entering our site, you can switch the language at the bottom right-hand corner of just about any page. To translate the content of your PDF documents, do check out our guide on translating PDF files.

In closing, to acclimate to the ever-change atmosphere of the digital age, we do push out how-to guides on how to tackle the conventional PDF format on the daily. New tools are also in development, which will be available via our homepage as soon as they are released. Have fun creating PDFs!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Content Marketing Manager @Smallpdf