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Is there free solution to convert Word documents into PDFs

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    Portland, OR
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Is there free solution to convert Word documents into PDFs


    I'm so fed up with Adobe Acrobat -- why do I need to install 2GB of software to do simple .doc to .pdf conversions. So I'm curious, is there a free, or relatively inexpensive solution to do the following?

    1. Convert Word documents into PDF.
    2. Convert web pages into PDF from a web browser.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3


    Portland, OR
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @David Bailey: I'm obviously asking about someone's personal experience and not just a search result. There's quite a lot of junk out there associated with the word "free," you know...
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Check out Nitro PDF Reader. Its free and should do all you want.
    Go to bottom of the page for more information.

    The Only Free PDF Reader and Creator | Nitro PDF Reader

    Jim
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you have Office 2007 and above you can do it right from there, and it works pretty well. But you can try AVS document converter, it's pretty decent

    AVS Document Converter - convert document files to various formats.
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    Portland, OR
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for suggestions. I'll check them out.

    @XweAponX: Wow, I had no clue that Word 2007 can save as PDF. I kept paying Adobe all this time. Amazing. Only if I knew that in 2007 Now what about converting a web browser page into a pdf -- don't tell me it's also included?

    PS. Obviously the best solution is when you don't have to install anything. Especially something as insecure and buggy as Adobe Acrobat.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, I'm positive it's in Office 2010, and since 2007 is almost identical save for the cloud services that are in 2010, it should be in there. Thanx.

    Oh yah - If you can SAVE a webpage onto your Docs folder, you can open it in Word, and then convert it to PDF. That what you wanna do?
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Foxit Reader can install add-ons for converting Word, Excel and PowerPoint files into pdfs.
    MS has an add-on for Office 2007 ("SaveAsPDF.exe").
    I have used those add-ons.

    There is at least one plugin for Firefox that can save web pages as pdfs ("Save as PDF 1.5").
    I haven't used it.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 02 Aug 2013 at 01:14.
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  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, it's good to have all these options, Does that addon for 2007 have to be downloaded separately, or is it in the package?
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64


    I'm surprised nobody mentioned doPDF so far. It can convert ANY kind of documents into PDFs so long as they can be sent to the standard printer.

    And it's free, even for commercial use.
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