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How do I Create a PDF file?

If you don't have Adobe Standard or Professional you can still create a pdf file of your document using Version of Microsoft Office 2007 and onwards. The current version of office used on Campus is 2016.

  • Windows Microsoft Office
  • Print to PDF
  • Creating PDF on Mac

Windows Microsoft Office

  1. Click on the File tab on the ribbon

  2. Choose where to save it to and give it a name as you would any other file you save

  3. Then click the down arrow for Save as Type field

  4. Choose PDF format

  5. Click Save

Print to PDF

Most University of Waikato computers also have the ability to print to PDF.

  1. Go to File within Office

  2. Select Print

  3. Choose from the List of Printers Microsoft Print to PDF



  4. Click Print

  5. The Print to PDF will ask where to save the new PDF. Select a location and click save.

Apple Mac

  1. Save your document as you would normally by choosing a location and giving it a name

  2. Click the down arrow for the save as Type field

  3. Choose PDF Format

  4. Click Save


LD Self ServiceLog Your Own Ticket

The University has provided a Self Service tool through which you can log your own tickets (jobs). You can also search for a previously logged ticket to check it's status. For urgent jobs you can phone the ITS Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for support.

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