The.Inbox #2 - Create Word documents to PDF?
This question was posed to me by a friend over the phone (don’t ask me for my number, that’s a privilege for a select few 😉 ) while I was attending an event with other bloggers and press, and so I asked everyone present for a recommendation and they gladly contributed to the answer.
Q: Is there a way to convert Word documents to a PDF document?
A: There are many free solutions out there to convert not just Word documents, but any document to PDFs.
If you’re using windows, you can try www.pdf995.com* or www.doPDF.com. Both of these websites provide you with a free application that installs a virtual printer. All you have to do is to go to the document you wish to make a PDF out of, and print it as you normally would print a document. Except instead of the normal printer you usually print to, select the new PDF printer.
This means that you can convert practically anything into a PDF. As long as you can print it, you can convert it!
For Mac OS X users, the PDF printer is built into the Print dialog box. When you print a document, you can select the “PDF” button at the bottom left corner of the print dialog, and instead of printing the document on paper, you can create a PDF file right on the spot!
*Special thanks to Bill Claxton, who recommended PDF995 because he happened to be at the spot when this question was posed to me over the phone.
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