Introduction: Hacks #32-50

There are lots of different ways to create PDF files, from simple printing to PDF, to macros, to tools built into various applications. After putting the effort into creating your source document, choose a pathway to PDF that produces exactly what you expect. Some ways of creating PDF are simple, and some are more involved.

Some applications, including many applications from Adobe, let you save files as PDF directly. This doesn't require much hacking and so isn't covered here, but it might be worth checking to see if there's an easy path to PDF built into your application (e.g., File Save a Copy... Save as Type: PDF in Adobe Illustrator).