Free Tools for creating PDF Versions of Word files

I often get asked if there is a FREE tool for creating PDF versions of Word files. Or any MS Office files for that matter!

So, here is a roundup of some of the best freeware and shareware products our there.

1. PDF Creator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

This works like a printer in Windows. In other words, you do File Print select the PDF driver and then print your PDF file.

2. CutePDF from http://www.cutepdf.com is also freeware and works exceptionally well.

3. PDF Viewers

You can get free Word and Excel viewers so people don’t even need PDF Readers

Try http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asp

4. PDF995
Another free PDF converter for Word and Excel is at http://www.pdf995.com/

5. Open Office
OpenOffice can handle Word documents and Excel files and is free – http://www.openoffice.org/

And pdf995 and PrimoPdf are also worth looking at.

CutePDF has to be my favourite though. Recommended!

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