How to Make a PDF

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Creating PDFs is easier than ever with PDFChef by Movavi! Our fast and efficient app lets you create a PDF file from images or completely from scratch.

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

Best Solution for Creating PDFs

Working with PDF files often ends up in a search for a better PDF creation solution. Such solutions can be very useful if you need to create a report, compose a CV for a job, or even create a digital archive from your photos. PDFChef by Movavi offers a simple yet effective solution to creating a high-resolution PDF file for an effective presentation.

Below you’ll find some useful tips on how to create a PDF from scratch using PDFChef by Movavi.

How to Make PDF Files from Scratch

  • Step 1. Install PDFChef

    Download the PDFChef onto your computer; it will be saved in the Downloads folder by default. Run the downloaded executable and install it by following the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Create a New File

    To create a PDF file from scratch, click Ctrl+N or click New in the tools list. The program will automatically create a blank document.

  • Step 3. Add a Title

    Click Edit on the toolbar to switch to the Edit mode. Choose the Text option from the drop-down. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the document, click the left mouse button, and, in the text box that appears, type the title.

  • Step 4. Add Your Text

    Once in the Edit mode, click Text, position the pointer where you want to place the text, and just start typing. Newly inserted text is fully editable – you can change the font, style, and size using the options under Font in the right-hand panel.

  • Step 5. Insert an Image

    Click the Image button on the drop-down list. In the dialog box that opens, locate the image you want to import and click Open.

    Resize the inserted image by dragging on the borders of the image. Rotate the image using the context menu. To place the image relative to the text block, hold down the left mouse button and move the image to the desired position.

  • Step 6. Save Your Edits

    When all your edits are complete, click the Save button (the floppy disk icon) on the toolbar or just press Ctrl+S (Cmd-S for Mac). The dialog box lets you choose where to save the new file and how to name it.

How to Create a PDF Using the Merge Tool

  • Step 1. Install the Software

    To assemble multiple images into one PDF file, first, download and install the software on your PC or Mac.

  • Step 2. Upload Source Files

    Launch the application and choose Merge from the tools list at the bottom of the window.

    In the dialog box that appears, select the files for uploading into the document and click Merge.

  • Step 3. Save the New File

    To save the new PDF, click the floppy disk icon on the toolbar or use the Ctrl+S (Cmd-S for Mac OS X) keyboard shortcut.

If you are looking for an easy way to create PDF files, we recommend this advanced PDF maker from Movavi. It will help you create the PDF documents you need in just a few minutes.

How to Create a PDF from Various Types of Files: Word, Excel, JPG, and More

If you don’t need to create a PDF from scratch, you may want to just turn your Word, Excel or other file into a PDF. It’s easy to transform documents into PDFs. Using PDFChef by Movavi, you can easily create a PDF from JPG or from a Word document.

  • Step 1. Download PDFChef

    Download PDFChef from this web page. Double-click the downloaded file to start the software installation.

  • Step 2. Add Files

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

    Drag and drop the files you want to turn into PDFs into the workspace – the program will automatically identify the format of the files. The output format will be automatically set as PDF.

  • Step 3. Turn the Files into PDFs

    Click Convert, select the target folder, and wait for the program to transform the files into PDFs. When your files are ready, you’ll see a dialog box. The files are automatically saved to the folder you chose. But if you want to open them in the program right away, click Open.

That’s all there is to it! Now you know how to create PDFs from images or other file types.

How to Create a PDF for Free

You can create a PDF as described above for free using the trial version of the app. The trial version works for 7 days, so you can test the program to see if it meets your needs.

    The trial version has all the functionality of the full version but there are some conversion restrictions, and a watermark is added to the output files.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to create a PDF:

    Open PDFChef → Choose the New option → Add your text and images → Save the PDF

    How to create a PDF on a Mac:

    Open PDFChef for Mac → Choose the New option → Add your text and images to a PDF → Save the document as a PDF

    Open PDFChef on your Mac or Windows computer → Choose the Convert option → Set the input format as JPEG, PNG, BMP → Set the output format as PDF → Add your images → Click Convert

    Now you know how to create a PDF with images. Follow the link to read the full guide:
    How to convert JPG to PDF

    PDFChef by Movavi

    Everything you need from PDF Software!

    • PDF creation from scratch
    • Different PDF-editing modes (4-in-1 page arrangement,
      text editing, and object editing)
    • Electronic signature solutions
    • One-click file export and print output

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