Productivity and Professional Practice

I need to submit a grant proposal as a PDF file. Do I need special software to do that?

Whether or not you already have the capability to save documents in PDF format can depend on the kind of computer you're using (PC or Mac) and what application software is installed on that computer. Having said that, here's a one-size-fits-all answer.

Sign up for a free Google Docs & Speadsheets account. Import the file you need to save in PDF format. Click on File and select Save as PDF. You'll have your file in the correct format without having to download a program or plug-in, or figuring out if your current word processing application has this capability.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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