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Text to PDF Converter – Convert Text to PDF for Free

by Hung Nguyen

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Save editable text files into PDF format with a simple drag and drop with Smallpdf. Free online tool, no sign up is required.

There are a few distinct methods to save a text file as a PDF. You can do the old-fashioned “save as” or you can automate the whole process by using an online tool, such as ours. Regardless of the format that your original document is in, we can quickly convert and save it in Portable Document Format (PDF) in a few seconds. The tool is easy-to-use; one click to upload, and one click to download.

How To Convert Text to PDF Online

  1. Drag a text file into the PDF converter.

  2. The conversion will pick up as soon as the file is uploaded.

  3. On the following page, modify the PDF if needed.

  4. Click “Download” to save your new PDF file!


7-second conversion, from text to PDF.

Requirements To Use the Text to PDF Converter


There aren’t that many requirements for our site. As a cloud-platform, you can go to Smallpdf on any web browser, on any operating system.

To ensure a fluid file transfer, we’ve cut out all unnecessary steps. Instead of drag-and-dropping, you can click “Choose File” to upload your document. Our online PDF converter currently accepts Microsoft Word, PPT, and Excel files. Image file formats, such as JPG, BMP, and PNG, can also be converted.

Why Convert Text to PDF?


Text-based files like Word documents are easy for what they were intended for—editing text. Converting text to PDF gives it more versatility, as the final output document can be viewed on almost any system. Doing so also warrants no further editing of the text. If you’re sharing a PDF file, whether it’s for a job application, a work request, or casual use, it’s always a good idea to send digital documents in a PDF and not a text file, so they can’t be changed or modified.

Smallpdf is a GDPR and ISO/IEC 27001 certified company, and we take data processing very seriously for our 40+ million monthly users. Any document—text or PDF—is removed one hour after its upload time. During this period, you can use any of the online tools we have to modify the converted PDF file, as needed. A few useful guides relating to PDF processing include:

The most important lesson to take away is that you no longer have to sweat about tedious, everyday tasks relating to digital documents. We’re here to help you find the best, most productive approach to your file management. Have fun converting!


Converting text to PDF is a piece of cake. Yay.

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf