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PDF Maker–Make PDF Online in One Click

by Christoph Forsting

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Follow these three steps to use Smallpdf’s PDF Maker and convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or image files to PDF format.

Smallpdf is the internet’s number one cloud-based PDF software. Over 50 million monthly users use our online suite of tools to solve their digital document problems.

You can start using the tools right away without the need to download any software or even register an account. In this article, we’ll show you how to create PDF files from other types of documents.

How To Make a PDF Online

  1. Drag your file into the PDF Maker.

  2. The tool will automatically convert it into a PDF.

  3. On the next page, continue to work on your new file, if necessary.

  4. Download your file in PDF format.

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How to make a PDF file from another file type using Smallpdf

What Are the Supported File Types?


You can use our PDF Maker online to turn Microsoft Office documents, such as PowerPoint, Word, or Excel into a PDF. It also supports various image files, such as PNG, TIFF, JPG, BMP, and GIF.

Better yet, all the different types of PDF conversion are available under one umbrella tool—handy! So, with this online PDF converter, you can convert files to PDF format and back again easily.

Office to Image, Image to Office


The document converter on Smallpdf can convert any file to and from any of the mentioned formats, whether that’s Word, PPT, Excel, or JPG. All you have to do is convert any of these files to PDF, then choose the format that you wish to continue working with from the panel on the right-side of the page.

Other Than Making PDFs


Our online platform can do much more. Other free PDF tools include creating an electronic signature, editing PDF files by adding text and images, and manipulating individual pages. Check out some of our most popular tools here:

  • Edit PDF – an online PDF editor working within your browser

  • eSign PDF - sign your PDFs online with an electronic signature

  • Split PDF - split a PDF into individual pages or extract only the pages you need

  • Merge PDF - combine multiple PDFs

  • JPG to PDF - convert image files into PDFs—an alternative to the PDF Maker

How To Make More than one Document into PDF?


If you have more than one document in different file formats, you can follow the instructions above to make your documents into PDFs, one after another. To save time, you can always try batch processing with Smallpdf Pro—get a 7-day free trial here. Drag and drop as many files of mixed document formats as you’d like into the tool and we’ll convert them all in one go. Our tool will also group and save all the files in a ZIP file for you to download, all at once.

Having a Pro account will push the maximum file sizes of documents to a whopping 5GB.

Can I Make PDFs Outside of Smallpdf’s Site?


Of course! To appease the needs of our 50+ million monthly users, we’ve also developed an offline PDF viewer/PDF reader and a mobile app. You can view and work on your PDFs offline with the Smallpdf Desktop App, and the Smallpdf Mobile App gives you access to all your favorite PDF tools on the go. Convert to and from PDF, scan to PDF directly from your mobile, and more!

The Online Tool with Mac, Windows, and Linux

Using our online document converter doesn’t need special requirements. You can convert files on Mac, Windows, Linux, or any other operating system that has access to an internet connection and browser.

Similarly, there’s no limit to handheld devices either. With your internet browser, you can use the document converter on Android or iPhone, to convert PDF, Word, JPG, or other formats. On the result page, you can either save them to your mobile device, upload them to Google Drive or Dropbox, or even email the file to yourself or someone else.

Questions, concerns, or feedback on how to improve our file creator? We’re only an email away.

Happy creating, saving, editing, and converting documents, whatever it may be!

Christoph Forsting
Christoph Forsting