Creating a PDF File

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Creating a PDF File

To create/export to a PDF file click the Tools→Exportclip0322 button.

 

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PDF export dialog

All Schematic - Click to add all schematic diagrams to the PDF file.

PCB - Click to add all schematic diagrams to the PDF file.

Layers - Click to a separate page for each layer to the PDF file.

Top View - Click to add a view of the top of the PCB to the PDF file.

Bottom View - Click to add a view of the bottom of the PCB to the PDF file.

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Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it. In 1991, Adobe Systems co-founder John Warnock outlined a system called "Camelot" that evolved into PDF.

While Adobe Systems made the PDF specification available free of charge in 1993, PDF remained a proprietary format, controlled by Adobe, until it was officially released as an open standard on July 1, 2008, and published by the International Organization for Standardization as ISO 32000-1:2008. In 2008, Adobe published a Public Patent License to ISO 32000-1 granting royalty-free rights for all patents owned by Adobe that are necessary to make, use, sell and distribute PDF compliant implementations.