How to Convert Files to and from PDF

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Looking for a way to convert your files to PDF? Read this article to learn two ways to do this: with a desktop program or an online tool.

By clicking the button, you’re downloading the free version of PDFChef by Movavi.*

How to Convert Files to PDF

If you need to convert one or more files to PDF, we recommend you use the desktop version of PDFChef by Movavi. It’s a PDF converter and editor that lets you transform files from many popular formats like Word, Excel, JPG, PPT, PNG, Epub, and more.

PDFChef is one of the best programs for working with large documents containing many pages. It also lets you batch-convert files in different formats to PDF. Here are the step-by-step instructions for how to convert files to editable and searchable PDFs.

How to Convert Files to PDF Using a Desktop Program

  • Step 1. Download and Install PDFChef by Movavi

    Download the program, double-click the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Add Your Files

    Run the program and choose the Convert tool in the lower-right corner of the program window.

    In the dialog box that appears, choose the input and output formats. In the screenshot below, you can see all the formats the program supports. If you have multiple files in different formats, choose the More than one format option. Then click Select Files to add your documents.

  • Step 3. Convert the Files to PDF

    Click Convert in the bottom right corner of the dialog box. The program will convert the files to PDF and save them to your computer.

How to Convert PDFs to Different File Formats

  • Step 1. Download and Install PDFChef by Movavi

    Download the program from this webpage, double-click the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.

  • Step 2. Add Your Files

    Launch the program and click on Convert in the lower right-hand corner of the program window.

    To add the PDF files you want to convert to a different format, click Select Files. The program will automatically recognize the file format as PDF. When you’ve added your files, choose the desired output format.

  • Step 3. Convert the Files

    Click Convert and choose the folder in which you want to save the converted files. The program will change the format of the files and save them to your computer.

How to Use an Online PDF Converter

If you need to convert just one small file, try using our free PDFChef web app.

  • Step 1. Go to the Website

    Go to the PDFChef website and choose the appropriate converter.
    Online PDF Converter

  • Step 2. Upload Your File

    Upload a PDF file to the converter by clicking Choose Files. Or you can just drag and drop your file into the workspace.

  • Step 3. Convert and Download the File

    Once you’ve uploaded the file, the app will automatically convert it to the target format you selected in Step 1. Click Download File to save it to your PC or Mac.

That's all there is to it! Now you know how to convert to PDF from different file formats.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Go to the online PDF Editor website and choose the input and output formats.
Go to the PDFChef website

2. Add a file by clicking the Choose Files button.

3. Wait for the file to upload. Then click Save and download and the converted file will be saved to your computer.

You can convert files to PDF using PDFChef by Movavi for Mac. To go to the product page, follow the link below:
Go to the PDFChef product page

You can learn how to do this in our article on how to convert Word to PDF. Follow the link below:
How to convert Word to PDF

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