Do you know a good Word to PDF converter for Mac?

by Dayne Dylan Banned
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This seems to be tough to find. I'm looking for a PDF converter for Mac (free). I want to convert my Word ebook and reports over to PDF and also have the links work and convert over too. The ones I have found seem to not be available anymore.

Anyone else here with a Mac recommend anything?

Thanks in advance!
#converter #good #mac #pdf #word
  • Profile picture of the author karimboroi
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    • Profile picture of the author Bryan Toder
      With a Mac, you don't need anything! It's built right into the OS!
      1. Save your document.
      2. "Print" the file.
      3. The Print Window opens up.
      4. See that PDF drop box on the lower-left corner...?
      5. Click on it and choose "Save as PDF..."

      There you go! I use it all the time.

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      • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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        Originally Posted by Bryan Toder View Post

        With a Mac, you don't need anything! It's built right into the OS!
        1. Save your document.
        2. "Print" the file.
        3. The Print Window opens up.
        4. See that PDF drop box on the lower-left corner...?
        5. Click on it and choose "Save as PDF..."

        There you go! I use it all the time.

        Here's a great video from Apple:
        Apple - Business - Theater
        Awesome, I have never seen this! Thanks! I actually just switched to Mac this year so I'm learning...but loving it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bryan Toder
          Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

          AI actually just switched to Mac this year so I'm learning...but loving it.
          Once you go Mac, no never go back!
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          • Profile picture of the author EndGame
            I never got the links to work on my mac pdf when using the method described above. yeah, I can get a pdf, not with working links though. Where am I going wrong?

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      • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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        Originally Posted by Bryan Toder View Post

        With a Mac, you don't need anything! It's built right into the OS!
        1. Save your document.
        2. "Print" the file.
        3. The Print Window opens up.
        4. See that PDF drop box on the lower-left corner...?
        5. Click on it and choose "Save as PDF..."

        There you go! I use it all the time.

        Here's a great video from Apple:
        Apple - Business - Theater
        Darn! Using this method does make a PDF, but it does not make any URL's active.
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  • Profile picture of the author eddycole
    openoffice dot org they have a mac osx version that will do what you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author kierenm
    Hey there..

    I certainly recommend OpenOffice Writer for this purpose.. there's not really any need for anything else when creating an ebook or report. One click of a PDF button in the editor and you can choose where to save in PDF format!

    And it's so easy and hassle-free to use that this option probably should be charged for, but it's free
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    • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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      Originally Posted by kierenm View Post

      Hey there..

      I certainly recommend OpenOffice Writer for this purpose.. there's not really any need for anything else when creating an ebook or report. One click of a PDF button in the editor and you can choose where to save in PDF format!

      And it's so easy and hassle-free to use that this option probably should be charged for, but it's free
      Ok, but does it keep the URL links active after the conversion?
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Do have iWork on your Mac? That's the "office" suite of applications from Apple.

    The word processor Pages opens and saves DOC files seamlessly and exports to PDF with 3 quality levels and perfectly functioning links. Beyond that, it's a far superior app for creating great looking documents.

    Go to Apple.com and download a trial of iWork '09.

    The problem you're having with URLs not being hyperlinked is common but inconsistent. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. I suspect it may have to do with Word itself.

    You'll never have that aggravation with Pages.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    Thanks Brian, I don't have iWork, but I'm sure it will be worth it to get to have on hand. Thanks for the tip. As you can tell, I'm still adjusting to the Mac. But I know one thing, I will never ever go PC again.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    My pleasure, Dayne.

    It absolutely is worth the $79 or whatever it costs... if just for Keynote alone, then when you add Pages you wind up with a creative toolbelt of ginormous power and flexibility. For under a hundred bucks....

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