How to install PDF print driver? How to create PDFs?
Creating a PDF file is easy to do. The information here takes you through the steps to installing and
using a PDF print driver so that you can convert a form to PDF and
e-mail to clients.
0. Adobe Acrobat versus Adobe Reader
You do not need Adobe Acrobat to create or view a PDF file. You do need any version of Adobe Reader to view a PDF.; Adobe Reader is absolutely free and is probably pre-installed on your computer.
1. Downloading/Installing a PDF driver
There are lots of PDF drivers on the internet. A free PDF driver is located at www.pdf995.com ; visit that site and click on Downloads (at the top). Then download and install the Printer Driver and then the Free Converter.
2. Creating a PDF.
Once the PDF driver is installed, go into the 1099 software. Click on File/Print. A box will popup asking you what you want to print. Select your print options and click Ok. Another box will popup that looks like the following: Select PDF995 as the printer and click the Print button.
Another box will then popup asking you where you want to save the file and the name of the file. Click on the pdf995 folder and change that to Desktop (or any location where you would like to save the PDF file). Also, change the name from *.PDF to anyname.PDF and then click the Save button. The asterisk (*) character represents wildcard and it is important that you replace that character with a letter or digit.
Once the file is saved, go to your desktop (or location where you saved the PDF file) and double click on the PDF to view your document in Adobe Reader.