There are several ways in which you can get a document from a word-processing program into PDF. Software should be configured for "black & white," 300dpi (minimum) and searchable. The newer versions of some common word-processors include the ability to publish to or save as a PDF builty right into the word-processing software. In WordPerfect, you can click on File and then "Publish to PDF" to convert your WordPerfect file (.wpd) to PDF. Other word-processors do not have this capability, and you will need software, such as Adobe Acrobat, that will work along with your word-processor to convert to PDF.
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