There are several ways to create PDF files, as described below.


If you don’t own a scanner (or an all-in-one that includes a scanning feature), you can scan your documents in the Scan & Copy Center at Mugar Library or at other campus libraries where available.

You can also scan at commercial locations like the FedEx near Warren Towers.

Desktop Software

Windows users can create PDFs using Adobe Acrobat or pdf 995. Mac users can create PDFs natively by selecting “Print”, “Save As PDF…” for any OS/X program.


You can also use a search engine to search on (something like) “online PDF creator.” There are many sites that offer PDF creation as a service – you upload a document and they will email back the PDF version.