George Joeckel
Product Development Manager

Use Adobe Reader to create writeable, printable and saveable PDF files for Assessments

Best Practice Published 11/24/10 Last updated on 2/28/20
The PDF Assignment Builder will allow you to create assignments and other assessments that open in the free Adobe Reader. Your student will be able to write to, print from and save a copy of these PDF files. Watch the tutorial below to learn how to use the Assignment Builder to convert a Microsoft Word (or other word processor) file into an Adobe PDF file with User Rights enabled. Posting assignments to a website or a Learning Management System (LMS) as a PDF eliminates the need for students to purchase word processing software, allows disabled students to use built-in accessibility features and ensures that student submissions are all in one file format.

There is no need to purchase any software to use the PDF Assignment Builder.

All you need is a text file built in a word processor, such as the free Open Office Writer ( and Adobe Reader, (

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    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

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George Joeckel

Posted on 10/23/12 4:53:42 PM Permalink

You're welcome John!

John Doherty

Posted on 10/23/12 2:18:27 PM Permalink

Thnaks George for sharing the new version.

George Joeckel

Posted on 11/2/11 8:56:10 PM Permalink

Thank you Brad Smile

Brad Lakritz

Posted on 11/2/11 6:05:59 PM Permalink

Thanks George. This was very helpful. I downloaded the newer version and it's even better! ; >

George Joeckel

Posted on 9/13/11 4:40:54 PM Permalink

Cheryl Matthias

Posted on 9/4/11 4:06:46 AM Permalink

How can I make the PDF file available for my students?