Ten years ago, I wrote an e-book for an online publisher. He wanted to know how to create PDF files from Microsoft Office (especially Excel) with Adobe Acrobat. Things didn’t work out between me and the publisher and so we negotiated a transfer of the copyright to me. The e-book sat on my computer’s hard drive ever since.

A couple of months ago, I started thinking about ways I could give my business customers a valuable, free resource. I remembered the book, PDF Office for Office 2003 and 2007, and I decided to update the book for the latest versions of Office and Acrobat. Ten years after I wrote the book, it’s easier than ever to afford Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Microsoft offers Office 365 for a yearly or monthly subscription fee. Adobe has also adopted the software subscription model. Acrobat DC is available for monthly or yearly payments both as a standalone version. What’s more, you get Acrobat DC as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite.

PDF Integration
If you have Office 365 and Acrobat DC installed on your computer, Acrobat installs its Acrobat ribbon into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. By using the features within the ribbon, you can convert your DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, and PPT/PPTX format files to a PDF file. In my updated e-book, now called PDF Handbook for Office 365, you’ll not only learn how to create a PDF file to store on your computer but also prepare your PDF file for reviews and send the file to others.

The Acrobat ribbon only appears in the three Office 365 apps I mentioned above. However, people also use Publisher to create newsletters, cards, and other documents that Word isn’t very good at. Publisher is good at exporting its files to PDF format and so you’ll learn how to do that, too.

You don’t even have to be a business user of Acrobat DC and Office 365 to use this book.

And did I mention the book is free?

Where Do I Get It?
All you have to do to get this e-book is to click here.

The e-book will open in a new tab in your browser, in your copy of Acrobat, or in your copy of Adobe Reader. If you can’t read the file, download the free Adobe Reader.

If you download the book, please let me know what you think of it. I’m always interested in creating better services for you.