Creating a PDF


Creating a PDF with the Adobe Acrobat Software 

  1. On the Acrobat File menu, choose Create > PDF From File.
  2. In the Open dialog box, select the file that you want to convert. You can browse all file types or select a specific type from the Files Type drop-down menu.  
  3. Click Open to convert the file to a PDF. Depending on the type of file being converted, the authoring application opens automatically, or a progress dialog box appears. If the file is in an unsupported format, a message appears, telling you that the file cannot be converted to PDF.
  4. When the new PDF opens, choose File > Save or File > Save As, and then select a name and location for the PDF. 

Creating a PDF from Microsoft Word 2013

  1. Open your Word document
  2. Navigate to File tab on the menu and then click on the Save As Adobe PDF.
  3. Make sure Computer is selected and then click on Browse
  4. Select where you would like to save the file and then click on Save. Your document will be saved in your chosen location as a PDF document and may open in your default PDF viewing application. (Usually Adobe Reader).

Creating a PDF from Microsoft Word 2016

  1. Press Ctrl+P to summon the Print screen.
  2. Click the Printer button. A list of available printers appears.
  3. Choose Microsoft Print to PDF.
  4. Click the Print button. Nothing is printed on paper, but the document is “printed” to a new PDF file. That requires the use of the special Save Print Output As dialog box.
  5. Choose a location for the PDF file.
  6. Type a filename.
  7. Click the Save button

Creating a PDF Using the Print Command in Windows

  1. Open the file in its authoring application, and choose File > Print.
  2. Choose Adobe PDF from the printers menu.
  3. Click the Properties (or Preferences) button to customize the Adobe PDF printer setting. (In some applications, you may need to click Setup in the Print dialog box to open the list of printers, and then click Properties or Preferences.)
  4. In the Print dialog box, click OK.

Creating a PDF from Paper Documents

Although you may find it easier to create your PDF natively on your computer, there will be instances where the only place the document exists is on paper. In this case that paper document must be scanned into PDF format before it can be uploaded to eDCA. Fortunately, because of the widespread acceptance of the PDF format many convenient options exist for achieving this step:

  1. Many modern copy machines also act as scanning devices with PDF capabilities. If you are unsure of your machines capabilities speak to your IT staff or your copy machine lease provider.
  2. Many multi‐function copier, fax, printer, scanners offer full PDF creation capabilities. Review your device literature for details about PDF scanning.
  3. Most business centers (Fedex Office, etc.) will scan documents to PDF at a modest fee.

Electronic Filing Information

E-Filing Resources

The following is a listing of information relating to electronic filing in the Fourth District Court of Appeal.  For additional questions, please contact the court directly at (561) 242-2000.