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How to Convert Text to PDF

If you work with source code or raw textual data, you might often need to get that content into a format that is more reliable than a simple text file that can be easily modified and manipulated by anyone. One of the best solutions for this is to use the PDF format.

Because PDF technology offers an ideal format for securing and presenting textual data, professional individuals present their final text in PDF files when they are ready to be published, circulated, or viewed by others.

Whether you are using NotePad, WordPad or any other text editing software, if you have PDF Converter Elite you can convert text to PDF. You can also create PDFs online with Free Online PDF Creation tool.

Convert Text files to PDF with PDF Converter Elite

  • (Using Notepad as an example)
  • 1Open the plain text document that you wish to convert.
  • 2Click on Print from the File menu or Ctrl + P.
Notepad Print Option
  • 3Select PDF Converter Elite as your printing device. If you need to adjust some settings to prepare for your new file, choose the Preferences tab on the right. There you can change the page layout.
  • 4Once you click OK, you will be directed back to the print dialog box. Click on Apply and then click on Print.
PDF Converter Elite Printer Preferences
  • 5The PDF Converter Elite Print Dispatcher dialog box will appear. Save your new document under a specific name and location and click on OK. You will then be able to view your text in a PDF file in its new location and under its new name. Also, if you immediately want to open a file, from the drop-down menu When PDF is Created, choose to open the file in a default PDF reader, to open the containing folder or to open it in PDF Converter Elite.
PDF Converter Elite Print Dispatcher

Protecting your PDF file

When you are converting Txt to PDF, you can also lock your document. To password-protect a PDF file, you can click on the Options button before you click on OK. So the process is the same as explained above, open Text file, go to Print and from the list of printers choose PDF Converter Elite Printer.

When the print dispatcher is opened, you can browse the location where the file will be saved and click on Options.

Click on Security tab and tick the box “Secure PDF”. In the User and Owner fields type different passwords. Check or uncheck the permissions you want to give to other users and click OK. There you go. The text file that you have converted to PDF is now secured. You will need to enter the password to open it.

PDF Creation Options Dialog

How To Convert Text To PDF Free Online

Of course, if you don’t want to install anything on your computer, there are online PDF converter tools that can make quick conversions of your text files.

  • 1Go to PDF Converter Elite’s Free Online PDF Creation tool.
  • 2Drag and drop file to convert. There is no file size limit. You can also import files from Google Drive or Dropbox.
  • 3Select the .TXT file you wish to convert and click on Open.
  • 4The file will start to convert automatically. Click to download file when it is done.