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10 Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

SalesHQ and Richard Rinyai

August 18, 2009

1. Create a PDF with Excel

You receive an e-mail from your manager. Your manager asks you to create a report of some sort and wants you to send it to a client, but making sure that they cannot manipulate the information.

The only problem is that you don’t have Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs with and need this done quickly and properly.

There is a simple way of getting this type of report to anyone without having to use Adobe Acrobat.

All you need to do is go through your regular print routine in Excel with the following steps:

1. Click File, Print or CTRL-P as the keyboard shortcut.

2. Now select Microsoft Office Document Image Writer.

This will enable you to create a PDF-like file where no one can manipulate information. This is especially great for contracts if you are not willing or don’t have a copy of Adobe Acrobat.

Now you can e-mail the report to the client without any problems.

So the next time you need to get something printed quickly and in read-only mode, use this simple method and expand your productivity. Your manager will be surprised that you thought of this!