PDF’s For All!

Got PDF?I’ve had access to Adobe Acrobat 5.0 for quite a while now (yes, I know it’s outdated – it’s free through the company I work for) and just realized that I use it quite a bit for everyday activities. It especially comes in handy when I’m not connected to a printer or want to save a softcopy of a webpage; I just use the Distiller to convert my document to PDF and save it to view or print later on. Anyways, I figure that not everyone has access to the Adobe Acrobat creator, or wants to splurge on a copy of it, so here’s a list of services that provide free PDF conversion.

-Web Based PDF Conversion-

ExpressPDF
The site provides conversion for MS Word, MS Excel, & web pages (their privacy policy seems to be under construction)

Neevia Document Converter eXpress
FYI, they have a 1MB file limitation on uploads.

-Local PDF Conversion- (installed on your computer)

PDFCreator
PDFCreator creates PDFs from any Windows program, just like Adobe’s Distiller.

CutePDF
According to the site, it was elected as one of the “50 Best free downloads” by Computer Shopper (May 2004).

PrimoPDF
Includes features like secure 40-/128-bit encryption and the ability to add document information (title, author, subject, keywords, et cetera).

extendedPDF
Allows PDF bookmarks and integrated hyperlinks.

*BTW, if you want to skip all this freeware and learn to do it yourself, you can visit O’Reilly’s PDF Hacks page. BTW, Apple’s OS X has the ability to create PDF’s built in.

Sincerely,
The Closet Entrepreneur

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3 Comments

  1. Tomas

    Another good free source to PDF converter at http://www.freepdfconvert.com

    It can also convert back PDF to DOC.

  2. I am trying to find a pdf convert to jpg software. I know Adobe Standard does it but it is too costly. Is there a free alternative?

  3. Here is another handy free online PDF converter:

    http://www.pdfconverter.com/free-pdf-conversion-online/

    It converts PDFs to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and also creates PDF from any Windows file format.

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