How to Send Info in a PDF Format

By Bennett Gavrish

When you want to send text or graphics electronically, the easiest way is to create a PDF file, which stands for portable document format. PDF files can be read by both Mac and PC computers using programs like Adobe Reader or Preview. In addition, PDFs can be sent as attachments using any standard email client.

Things You'll Need

  • PC or Mac computer
  • Valid e-mail address

Step 1

Open a new document in Microsoft Word or another standard word processing application.

Step 2

Add any text or graphics to the new document that you want to send later on.

Step 3

Go to the "File" menu in the word processing application. Choose "Save As."

Step 4

Type in a name for the new document and in the list of document types, select "PDF." Then save the file to your hard drive.

Step 5

Open your email client. Compose a new message.

Step 6

Complete the recipient, subject and body fields. Click on the "Attach" button. Navigate to the place where you saved the PDF file in Step 4. Choose to attach it.

Step 7

Send the message with the PDF attached to it.