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PDF Writer – Rewrite Files to PDF Format Online

by Hung Nguyen

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A free-to-use online PDF Writer to save files to and from PDF format. Free to use, no registration is required to convert and download files.

Any digital document that you want to share online should be forwarded in PDF format. They’re portable, compressed, and prevent the file’s content from being tampered with by a third party.

With Smallpdf, we’ve streamlined work with PDFs for over a billion people—where they can rewrite files to and from PDF format with ease. And yes, the composition of each file will be retained. Our online tool is free to use, and you don’t need an account to access the PDF Writer.

How To Write a File to PDF Format

  1. Go to the all-in-one PDF Writer.

  2. Drop a file into the red box.

  3. Wait as our software writes the file to PDF format.

  4. You can choose from the options on the right to continue working.

  5. Or click “Download” to save your file.

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Example: Write Word and PPT to PDF

Our free PDF writer can currently save Microsoft Office and images file formats to PDF. The full list includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PPT and images include BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and JPG. You’ll get professional quality PDF documents, as we’ve adopted the top-grade software libraries to capture the layout and formatting of your original documents fully.

Aside from the ability to create PDF files, you can always head back to the PDF Writer to rewrite PDFs again to their original format. You can follow the same drag-and-drop process we go through below:

How To Rewrite Files From PDF to the Original Format

  1. Go back to the PDF Writer (or PDF Converter) page.

  2. Drag the PDF in and choose the output format.

  3. For images, you can go to the PDF to JPG tool instead.

  4. Wait for Smallpdf to upload and rewrite the file.

  5. Click “Download” to save your document.


Example: Write PDF to Word

Can I Use This PDF Writer From Anywhere?


Anywhere and everywhere! We support all operating systems, including Mac, Windows, and Linux. All you need is an internet browser and internet access, and you can easily print to PDF and vice versa. We also have the Smallpdf Mobile App so you can write files on-the-go!

With our offline PDF Writer, the Smallpdf Desktop App, you can write your PDF files to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or JPG. With the offline app, you can get this done quickly and easily without the need to go online.

Additional Tools to Enhance PDFs


Once you’re done writing the content of a document to PDF format with our free PDF software, you can use our other 20+ tools to further modify your PDF. You can:

  • Compress - in case the new file's size has increased

  • Edit - annotate, blackout text, or add shapes to your PDF

  • Merge - combine multiple PDF pages into one

  • eSign - to create e-signatures and sign PDFs

  • Reader - in case you need to switch it up from Adobe Acrobat

And lastly, security is a crucial area for Smallpdf. As we serve over one million people each day, we always make sure your files are removed after one hour of processing. During this period, a secure environment hosted by the ever-reliable AWS is used, as well as TLS encryption, to keep your data safe and sound.

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf