word to pdf software

by johnbmw 52 replies
hi
does anybody know what the best word to pdf free software converter is?
i found a few online, but dont know whats the best.


thank you
john
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Hi John,

    which version of Word are you using?

    Kindest regards,
    Karl.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnbmw
      doc.
      does that make sense?
      i honestly dont know
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      • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
        Hi John,

        yes, it does...

        MS Office 2007 puts out DOCX format as a default which isn't compatible with previous versions... DOC is compatible with most versions of word, and openoffice.

        Speaking of which, I would download openoffice and use it's inbuilt PDF creator.

        It may not be the best solution, but it works for me.

        Kindest regards,
        Karl.
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        • Profile picture of the author goralka26
          Thanks everyone! I didn't know you could use openoffice to create pdf's. That is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverdesign
    Hi John,

    try this one: http://www.pdf995.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Originally Posted by johnbmw View Post

    hi
    does anybody know what the best word to pdf free software converter is?
    i found a few online, but dont know whats the best.


    thank you
    john

    OK... so here's the deal...

    You don't need word, but it doesn't hurt really if you8 have one...

    I recommend using Open Office at http://www.openoffice.org

    Along with being Free and Easy to use and fast it is also ROBUST which is something that I feel is missing from a lot of other softwares created especially for creating PDF's from other types of files.

    .
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    • Profile picture of the author gabby335
      Yea, I've been using Open Office for quite a while and it works great!

      If you have lot of Word docs, simply open them up in OO's Writer program (might need to adjust a few things) and then Save As -- pdf file!

      What could be easier!

      It takes a bit of a learning curve to find where the tools are in OO but it's well worth the time! And there's an extensive help section on their web site, so you don't have to stumble around in the dark! []
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      • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
        I use CutePDF writer and it works with Word 07'...Free to as well, so can't beat that!
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      • Profile picture of the author waken
        If your pc is slow and do not want to burden it with another download like what I faced some time ago, you can use free online converter..

        Here are the 2 that I've bookmarked:
        http://www.freepdfconvert.com/
        http://convert.neevia.com/

        Cheers!
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        • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
          pdf 995 is definalty my choice too when it comes to converting from .doc to .pdf .. its very easy to use .... no hessel
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
            "MS Office 2007 puts out DOCX format as a default which isn't compatible with previous versions... DOC is compatible with most versions of word, and openoffice."
            MS Word 2007 (part of office 2007) has built in pdf creation.

            All you need is this free addon:

            http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
              I use Adobe 7.0, however thats on my laptop.

              I've also used Primopdf but it does not appear to convert embedded hyperlinks.

              Anybody else have this issue? If so which free .pdf creator will allow to print embedded hyperlinks?

              Frank Bruno
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              • Profile picture of the author mun
                Hi all this will be my first post on the forum, but I usually use http://www.pdfonline.com/ to create PDF documents. You simply upload the word file and you get the the new file in your email as a PDF.

                It is absolutelly free. I thought maybe you can make use of it. It does have a file size limit of 2MB so it not very good for huge books.
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                • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
                  My vote goes with openoffice as well... Works Great and its free

                  Cheers,
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                  • Profile picture of the author SethDaley
                    I'm a fan of Google Documents.
                    You can convert a doc to pdf - it's free and virtual.
                    http://docs.google.com
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                    • Profile picture of the author fred67
                      I too use the Google option. It's very quick if the document's not too long. But it saves every minute or so and can be a bit too frustrating at times.

                      The text spacing gets a bit eratic at times as well.

                      I've found 'DeadEasy' the best, it costs a bit, but not much, and has masses of features including audio.

                      No, I'm not an affiliate, I bought it a few years ago now, but it takes no time at all, and doesn't need special readers to view. (Great for E-books) Anyone interested would probably have to Google the brand name to find it.

                      Hope this is useful.

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                      • Profile picture of the author johnbmw
                        wow
                        thank you guys for your replies,
                        just logged on today after a hectic few days and found all these replies.

                        thank you
                        that helped A LOT

                        john
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                        • Profile picture of the author minisite911
                          I'm using Nitro PDF Professional.
                          Pretty good, i must say, never had problems with that.

                          good luck,
                          Oki
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                          • Profile picture of the author marley
                            Last time i looked around for such software there were no shortage of options.

                            I have used Jaws PDF software and that met all of my requirements.
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                            • Profile picture of the author joe.marsh
                              Open Office gets my vote.

                              It is quick and easy to use.

                              Use it just like you would Word and click one button.

                              Joe
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                              • Profile picture of the author xmx
                                I also suggest to use Open Office.
                                It works great in my opinion and I always use it
                                instead of MS Office, that I don't have on my
                                laptop.


                                cheers,

                                Gian
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                            • Profile picture of the author 2bneil
                              Open Office is also my choice as you can create clickable links in the pdf file. I also have a open source product called pdf creator which will create pdf files in your browser--it works with both IE and FF3. This is one browser toolbar I really like.
                              Here is the link--this is not an affiliate link--this is a source forge file
                              SourceForge.net: PDFCreator
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                              • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                                Originally Posted by 2bneil View Post

                                Open Office is also my choice as you can create clickable links in the pdf file. I also have a open source product called pdf creator which will create pdf files in your browser--it works with both IE and FF3. This is one browser toolbar I really like.
                                Here is the link--this is not an affiliate link--this is a source forge file
                                SourceForge.net: PDFCreator
                                And if you don't want the toolbar...it also installs a printer driver that lets you print directly to a pdf file. I use it on windows machines...in Linux I can convert to pdf so many ways...that it doesn't matter.
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                                • Profile picture of the author warriorjunky
                                  I'm using "Nice PDF Creator" which is a very good and easy to use software I've ever used. More info can be found at: nicepdf.com
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                          • Profile picture of the author SunTzu82
                            Originally Posted by minisite911 View Post

                            I'm using Nitro PDF Professional.
                            Pretty good, i must say, never had problems with that.

                            good luck,
                            Oki
                            Yeah this is pretty good , they give you a free 15 day trial
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                            • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
                              There are many pdf creation solutions - but which ones keep all the links and URL's intact from the word doc to the PDF?

                              I have been holding onto Adobe acro - full ver 5.x for many years as I have many customized toolbar buttons, that cannot be programatically adapted to newer versions of acrobat [thanks adobe!!!]

                              I can generate all sorts of PDF - but I have to go back thru the doc an manually add all the links! - sucks OUTLOUD ...
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  • Profile picture of the author tj
    Originally Posted by johnbmw View Post

    hi
    does anybody know what the best word to pdf free software converter is?
    i found a few online, but dont know whats the best.


    thank you
    john
    For quick pdf conversions without to change the office version on the computer I second primo pdf - it is free, if you have already OpenOffice on your computer then you don't need to search for a free convert since OO can convert into pdf.

    Timo
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason K. Thomas
    PrimoPDF is good, as long as you're not trying to convert Excel files.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Thanks for the replies guys - BUT - do they embed the links right?

      Generating pdf from word is nnow a seemingly trivial task - its the ability to embed links, make it secure and other such features that are the ebook makers friend.

      Where's that? How much does it cost? Do I have to uninstall my existing Acrobat software to make it work?


      Does Open Office convert the embeded links and hyperlinks too? My daughters ubuntu desktop has open office and its cool
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      • Profile picture of the author tj
        Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

        Thanks for the replies guys - BUT - do they embed the links right?

        Generating pdf from word is nnow a seemingly trivial task - its the ability to embed links, make it secure and other such features that are the ebook makers friend.

        Where's that? How much does it cost? Do I have to uninstall my existing Acrobat software to make it work?


        Does Open Office convert the embeded links and hyperlinks too? My daughters ubuntu desktop has open office and its cool
        If you have Adobe Acrobat then you do not need a converter because it does it already for you - if you have just the Adobe Reader then not. OO converts the file for you with embedding the links.

        Timo
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        • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
          My version of acrobat [ Full Version - not reader ] Adobe Acrobat Pro 5

          does not embed the links - that I can see? Perhaps I need to spend more time with distillers settings?

          Originally Posted by tj View Post

          If you have Adobe Acrobat then you do not need a converter because it does it already for you - if you have just the Adobe Reader then not. OO converts the file for you with embedding the links.

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Reed
    I use CutePDF writer as well for my PC and If you are on a Mac, it's built in the printing program.

    Go to print - pdf (bottom left of print window) - save as .pdf

    Hope that helps,

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  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDomainer
    I use pdffactorypro.com and its awsome...
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  • I use open office for the abovr but also for converting pdf's to PDP's for ebook readers,iphone,touch etc this way I can read any book word ,pdf etc on the move without a laptop,very useful for longer journeys if I'm not driving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Habitat
    You might find CutePDF useful. It's free, just do a Google search for CutePDF
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