How do you create a PDF?

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I was just wondering how YOU create your PDF files, the top ranking ways in Google are for Windows 95/97/2000 lol.
#create #pdf
  • Profile picture of the author Allan V
    I use PrimoPDF, its free and has not failed me yet!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
    Well I've just always made my PDF files through Adobe Acrobat.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Hi JoelMatthews,

    If you can afford it, you can buy the actual Adobe Acrobat
    from Adobe. Or, you can also download the free OpenOffice
    software at and create your PDFs from there.

    It has an inbuilt function to create PDFs.

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  • Profile picture of the author crissanteiro
    I use this free pdf converter and it works great. Here's the link: PDF Converter, Convert to PDF Online Free, Document to PDF Conversion Service
    Just upload your doc and it converts it and you get your pdf in a zip file.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zukario
    Thanks Allan V for the useful information.
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    • Profile picture of the author mystarter
      I normally used PrimoPDF and PDF995 to convert my document to PDF for free.

      Just go to this website, download and install the application.

      When you want to convert your document, open your document as usual and use print function. From the printer list, you will find your PDF converter tool there.


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  • Profile picture of the author Allan V
    Your welcome Zukario!

    If you use PrimoPDF, there seems to be one small glitch with it I should mention, but easy to fix. If you get an error message when creating your PDF, open Adobe Reader program in the background and do it again and it works. I emailed the guys who created PrimoPDF and they are working on fixing it, seems to be a small programming glitch, but other than that, its a fantastic PDF program and soooooo easy to use!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Chua
    PDF files are normally done through Adobe Software but the problem is you spend much on it. At present there are a lot of free software available but you should be careful in using any software. You can search first for some reviews on that kind of software to be informed of its performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    I recommend going to: - The Free and Open Productivity Suite and downloading the free Office suite.

    Once you download and install it you can export your documents as PDFs.

    Just go to File > Save As > From the dialog box select PDF as a document format.

    “The first draft of anything is shit.” ~Ernest Hemingway

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  • Profile picture of the author Frankie D
    OpenOffice works fine for me... Just when your about to save your document, export it as a pdf. And bingo you have an Adobe PDF Ebook or whatever type of document your creating.

    Another nice feature is to protect it from being copied. Either way it's always worked for me. Best thing it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author MacFreddie
      CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Edit PDF easily;.
      It's FREE.

      In the top left corner download the "Free Download and the Free Converter."

      Install both, then take any Word Doc, click "Print" go to CutePDF and your PDF is created. Very simple to do.

      Hope this helps,

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      • Profile picture of the author CMartin
        Or just upload a word doc (or other type of files) to Google Docs and then select:
        File > Download File as > PDF

        And "vĂ³ila"... a PDF document ;-)

        But I found that for documents with complex formatting it does not work very well. Anyway, for simple documents it works fine.

        Here are the types of documents that you can upload (from Google Docs):
        - Documents (up to 500KB)
        * HTML files and plain text (.txt).
        * Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Rich Text (.rtf), OpenDocument Text (.odt) and StarOffice (.sxw).

        - Presentations (up to 10MB from your computer, 2MB from the web, 500KB via email)
        * Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps).

        - Spreadsheets (up to 1MB)
        * Comma Separated Value (.csv).
        * Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx) files and OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods).
        You also have the option of creating/editing the documents using the Google Docs interface.

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  • Profile picture of the author masonpan
    Hi Joel. I am pretty new and trying to not spend too much money (which I don't have) so I have been using the free Open Office program from This is very easy to use and will do until we have made enough money to buy a different program. Best of luck, hope it works well for you . Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author kimmer551
    I use Openoffice, it works great for me, and its free!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Josef_Benjamin
    I'm using openoffice right now to create my first marketed affiliate marketing project. It's easy to use and you can use it as if your typing a regular document. you can find free videos on youtube on openoffice pdf creation
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Kelly
    If you use PDF Printer Pro you can embed audio, flash and video inside your PDFs.
    Heck, you can even stream youtube videos in them as well.

    None of the PDF converters above (except Acrobat) can do this.

    PDF Printer - Multimedia PDF Converter creates Audio and Video PDFs

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    There's two ways in open office - one is from the menu bar - just click and go.......and from the "files" menu you can lock the pdf, etc. Pretty good deal for free.

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  • Profile picture of the author SKWeaver
    I use Primo PDF. It's super simple to use. I've never had any trouble with it. Other than being free, the thing I like best is that it gives you an easy point-and-click interface that lets you control the quality and file size of the PDF depending upon how you plan to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Go and download open office from - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    Import the file in and export it out as a PDF format. there you have, your pdf document created from open office. It's free anyway
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