how do i convert a word document to pdf?

by squeezecpa 22 replies
How do i do this while preserving the links and the material. I used a free one but that did not preserve the links in the documents so they weren't clickable.

Hope you guys can help.
Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Pereira
    Use www: OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    Free, and does the job. Since I found it, it's all I use
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Jalloh
    Jigga,

    Check the homepage of the Warrior Forum. There is a section called "Recommended by Warrior Forum." There is a link to a pdf converter from one of the links there.

    I hope this helps.


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  • Profile picture of the author zoulkifl
    Open office does the trick.
    I'm not sure but I think you can type a word document and save it as a pdf file.
    I assume that would be possible because open office is basically the same as Ms Office so they should do about the same things.

    Hope that helped

    Zoul Pio
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Some versions of word will lose all the formatting when you save it as a pdf so the open office route is better for you
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      • Profile picture of the author KristenArnold
        I love open office and really don't think I'll ever go back to word. I find that it's best to cloak all my links with my link cloaker from my blog (affiliate or not) for a consistent look then use those links in my pdf - I know the downfall of that would be if you want to let them actually see the link address.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
        Originally Posted by kenj View Post

        Some versions of word will lose all the formatting when you save it as a pdf so the open office route is better for you
        Word 2007 and the plugin I posted above work perfectly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
    If you are using Word 2007 then this plugin will do the trick.

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  • Profile picture of the author linguistics
    Open office is the best i've used as far as a free program goes; however, you can also use word but it will lose some of the formatting depending on your settings

    You can just type it in word and click print to PDF file.
    The program I used was pdf959, but now i use openoffice
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      If you happen to have a Mac, you're in luck!

      All it takes is to hit "print" and then find the bottom left button that says "PDF" and when you
      click on that, you'll get a menu with options, the first one of which is "Save as PDF"!

      It also converts web pages into PDF (great for creating a library of great sales pages for learning and inspiration), and anything else that's printable. One more reason why I love my ibook even though it has a few drawback (i.e., it doesn't play nice with most software).

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  • Profile picture of the author linguistics
    I have to add that openoffice is the easiest program to use if your adding links within your ebook, concerning chapter links from the table of contents.

    It's just a couple of clicks and done.
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  • Profile picture of the author JFrost
    Open office is cool and should do you fine, I also use free PrimoPDF from ActivePDF.
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    Nobody is using pdf995 anymore?


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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny
    Normally if you used those pdf converter that need to go via printer driver, the links will have issue.

    You can either use open office software to edit your document (I something hate this as when I migrate my stuff from MS Word to Open Office, the document look damn ugly)

    The other way is to get a pdf rebrander (or similar) that do not need printer driver.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
      Hi

      I was having the same problem recently. Although I'd always used OpenOffice for some reason it wasn't converting my docs to pdf.

      Someone on the forum told me about doc2pdf.net/converter and I've found it works perfectly. It's free to use.

      Mary
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        You should try CutePDF/Ghostwriter. These 2 together... basically allow you to print to a PDF from any program. Works great... and as far as I remember it should keep your links in tact... but it has been a while since I used it. So don't hold me to that.

        Also Word 2007 will allow you to save a document to a PDF format.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackdia
    Hi, jigga2008.
    try to use Altsoft Xml2PDF for converting Word 2003 to PDF
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    ive used doc2pdf.net too and it works great for me too. my links have always been fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    I have an older version of MS Word and have no issues with using a .doc to make a PDF.

    I wouldn't use anything else but Open Office.

    Used to use PDF Convertor and OO works better.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDomainer
    Use FinePrint Software
    Download it for free.
    Install it and use is as a printer

    Step by step:

    Open your MSWord document, once you are ready to convert it,
    click on file, click on print,select your printer (pdffactory pro),
    If you want to use the property to secure your pdf so no one can copy or change the content, then click on property, click on security and heck the password or do not print, copy etc options.

    Once you are done with this, return to your printing and click, then give your file a name and click on save.

    Voila, your pdf file is ready
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Cute PDF writer is what I use because it not only preserves links in windows but for also Mac users too, don't forget about your Mac market.
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Originally Posted by jigga2008 View Post

    How do i do this while preserving the links and the material. I used a free one but that did not preserve the links in the documents so they weren't clickable.

    Hope you guys can help.
    Cheers.
    ExpressPDF :: Convert online Word, Excel, Web pages to PDF Free ! is about as easy as it gets.
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