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This season’s projected spending habits may surprise you!
Who doesn’t love a good Black Friday deal?
As the official start of the holiday season, the reverie, the incredible savings, and massive crowds (the stampedes! the trampling’s!) are all part of what makes Black Friday such an exciting time of year.
As we’ve all come to learn, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on Black Friday consumer habits over the past 2 years. Brick and mortar stores shuttered at alarming rates and both in-person and online sales plummeted to all-time lows. According to Blackfriday.com, the one trend that has been clear is that Black Friday sales have started launching earlier every season to mitigate supply chain issues and to make sure that revenues stay consistent. With mass vaccinations at an all-time high and businesses back up and running at full capacity, the hopes are high for a profitable 2022 Black Friday sale season.
We’ve all had to give a presentation at some point in our career. Some people do it daily! Whether you’re a sales person, a teacher, or a manager, you’re going to need to create and share a presentation in standard format to impart knowledge, make an argument, or simply display your findings in an easy-to-follow way.
When it comes to presentations, most people’s minds immediately go to one format: Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s basically a cliché at this point.
However, PowerPoint isn’t the only game in town for presentations anymore. While PowerPoint is the go-to software to create a presentation, many people in the business world prefer to use a PDF (Portable Document Format) to actually show their presentations.
Today we’re going to describe to you how to convert PowerPoint presentations (PPT) as PDF files.
We’re going to do this through two methods:
- Saving PowerPoint presentations as PDF files.
- Using Soda PDF to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a PDF.
Method 1: Saving the PowerPoint file as a PDF using Microsoft PowerPoint
This way is pretty easy – all you’ll need Microsoft PowerPoint and Windows OS.
When you save a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF, its format and layout become locked in. Anyone using the new PDF file will be able to view it, but not make any changes.
How to save a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF:
- In PowerPoint, Select File > Export.
- Click on “Save a presentation as PDF.”
- Click “Create PDF/XPS Document,” then click “Create PDF/XPS.”
- In the “Publish as PDF or XPS” dialog box, choose a location to save the file to. If you want it to have a different name, enter it in the File name box.
Changing what the final saved PDF will look like
If you want your saved PDF to look different than your original PowerPoint file, you have some choices. At “Optimize for,” select “Standard” for higher quality (this is good if you want to print it). Select “Minimum size” to make the file smaller (if you want to send it as an e-mail attachment).
We’re happy you’re here! If this is your fist time checking us out, WELCOME!
If you’re a seasoned Soda Pro, sit back, relax, and read on!
We hear you – Soda 14 includes some of our most requested updates by our users – that means YOU!
This time, we’ve decided to do what we’re best at, and that’s service! Soda 14 users can count on superior service, as well as great new updates.
We’re listening. To you.
Notes! We’re pleased to bring you our latest release notes for Soda 14. As always, we’ve made enhancements and fixes that help improve your user experience. This version of Soda will also auto-update on the main application screen. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
New Features in Soda PDF v.14
This release introduces a new and improved Soda PDF Desktop Home screen UI, along with an integrated Live Chat service which allows you to get in touch with a customer support agent whenever you need help from an expert.
Additionally, this update includes a new feature suggestion option allowing users to provide the Soda PDF product team with feature requests for future updates.
In this release, we’re excited to introduce to you a new module that allows you to quickly fill out and sign forms on your desktop. We’ve also included some updates to our E-Sign solution that we hope you’ll enjoy using! Make sure to let us know what you think!
Enhancements in Soda PDF v.14
Many users have requested ability to add text indentation, and we have added this feature into the product. The new Append/Prepend feature allows uses to add a page or document to their PDF file. This is an awesome way to create a report or document from several individual pages.
We’re also happy to announce that we have added some much-requested (by you!) features to our Soda PDF Desktop, including the ability to create bookmarks for merged documents, extend the Soda PDF Desktop window, read aloud content on your device by text-to-speech, and more!
We’re happy you’ve chosen Soda – we’re listening.