Just came across this lil piece of software for pdf creation, did a test and looks good:
Create PDF | Free PDF Creator & Converter | PDF24.org
i usually use acrobat... but this covers many of the basic features.
even has different compressions, so it claims to be able to print for book quality.
what you don´t have is dynamic pdfs and stuff like it.
Several features of PDF24 PDF Creator
Merge and split PDF
Extract pages from a PDF
Copy pages from one PDF to another PDF
Integrated preview for easy PDF editing
Secure a PDF (Prevent from unauthorised opening, printing, etc.)
Set PDF information such as Author and Title