1.    12 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    Need help changing file type


    Hello,

    I'm having a problem where I'm unable to choose "Save as type: All files", in order to change the format of a document using a word processor. I do not have Microsoft Word, but I've tried this with both WordPad and LiberOffice Writer and it isn't working. I'm trying to change a .odt-extension to .pdf. I've never ran into this type of problem before. Does anyone know why this is happening and whether there is something that I can do about it?
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,647
    Windows 10 Pro

    You cannot save a document as PDF simply by changing the file extension! If you change the extension of for instance a LibreOffice .odt file to .pdf, it's still an ODT document for LibreOffice, not a PDF file. The same in WordPad; whatever extension you give to your document, it's still a WordPad document, not a PDF file.

    Looking the Save As options in LibreOffice, it seems not to have the PDF available as is in for instance Microsoft Word. However, Windows 10 gives you an easy workaround: Print to PDF.

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    You can Print to PDF from every application capable to print. Choosing this option will naturally not send anything to a local printer, in fact you don't even have to have a printer installed in order to be able to print to PDF. Printing to PDF simply saves a local copy of your document in PDF file format.

    Kari
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  3.    12 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for the clarification, this was very helpful.
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  4.    12 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,647
    Windows 10 Pro

    You are welcome
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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