Creating PDFs from documents

CutePDF writer is recommended for generating PDF files and can be download for free from

To save a document as a PDF on campus, log on to any of the MSc lab PC's (McCrea 254 or Tolansky Lab) and do the following:

  1. Open your document normally.
  2. When you are ready to generate a PDF, go to File, then Print and select the Cute PDF printer.
  3. Click OK, then OK again. You will be prompted to save the PDF document (try saving it on your N drive or a usb token, do NOT save it on the C: drive).

When it's all done, the PDF will has been created for you. You can now safely close all windows.