Use one of the following three options to produce PDF files appropriate for your presentation.
Option 1: Talk to Your System Administrator
The easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to create a PDF file is to use tools which are installed and regularly used at your local site. Ask your local system administrator for assistance if you have not used the available tools before. These may be commercial software tools (for example, Adobe Acrobat), or one of the other tools described under Option 3.
If you do not already have access to a conversion tool, you have two remaining options: using the Adobe free online service to convert your file, or obtaining software to convert Postscript (PS) into PDF.
Option 2: Use the Create Adobe PDF Online Service
This service converts your file (for example, a Microsoft Word .doc file) directly into PDF.
This is the simplest way, using a free service at the Adobe Website that allows you to convert a small number of files for free. This is a convenient procedure, but:
You must register with Adobe.
You get 5 conversions free. After that, you must register for the service and pay a monthly fee.
There is the risk that the free service may become overloaded and will not deliver your file in a timely manner — for example, if several hundred CHI submitters try to convert their files at the same time.
Register for the free trial; you will receive email instructions on how to access the service.
Select "Convert a file."
Enter the name of the file you want to convert, and under "Optimization Settings," chose "print" and the security options and delivery method of your choice.
(For anonymous submissions.) After you receive the PDF file by email, check that it prints correctly and is anonymous. (See your submission category for information on whether your submission must be anonymous.) You will need a tool that can display PDF to check your file. If you do not have one, you can download a free Acrobat Reader.
Open your PDF file.
From the "File" menu, Select "Print."
Check that the printout appears as you would like it to be considered by the reviewers.
For anonymous submissions, check that the submission is anonymous.
Submit your paper as directed for your venue.
Option 3: Converting Without External Service
This path is more complicated, but you do not have to rely on an external service. Since it is complicated, we recommend that you download the software and try the conversion well in advance of the submission deadline.
How to Convert Your File
Produce a Postscript (.ps or .prn) file first. (If you are using LaTeX or another tool that outputs .ps, go to 2 below.)
If you use Word,
Select the "Print" option.
Check the "print to file" box.
Make sure the printer selected is a Postscript printer (check with your system administrator if you are not sure).
Name the file ("mychipaper.ps")
Download, install, and use one of the following options: