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rileyesi

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Inexpensive PDF Converter? Reply with quote

Hi,

I need to convert a Word document to PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is expensive. I did a search and found a lot of sites that will convert the file for free, but I am afraid of getting a virus.

Does anyone know of a reputable source for an inexpensive way of converting to PDF format?

If not, I can always buy Acrobat and not eat for a while!

Thanks,

Pete
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use PDFCreator, which installs as a special virtual printer, so you can "print" from any application and produce a good quality PDF. You have control over image resolution/compression etc and can apply security to prevent people extracting content. Note that document/web links are not converted (because it's just a "printer"), so they are not clickable in the PDF.

I also use OpenOffice, which can produce PDF output from any supported document complete with links and bookmarks (both internal to the document, like table-of-contents, and to the web/email).

Both are free to download and use.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
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