PDF or Portable Document Format was invented by Adobe Systems™ and is now the de facto standard for distribution of electronic documents on the web due to its popularity and open standard. PDF documents are viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is freely available on multiple platforms.
WordPerfect™/StarOffice™/Open Office users can convert to PDF from within those software products. No external programs/plug-ins are needed. See your WordPerfect/StarOffice/Open Office help files for more details.
Microsoft Word™ currently does not have any built-in converters or plug-ins to convert Word documents to PDF. However, there are many third-party software products that will convert Word documents to PDF, and many of these products are free. Follow the instructions below on how to convert Word documents to PDF.
Please do not call MBCC for support on the following PDF conversion software. See the individual software website for support information. Please ask your system administrator for assistance in converting your document format to PDF.