Using Adobe is one answer, but only for Americans and Canadians. If you live somewhere else, as most of us do, the cheapest and easiest way to create a PDF is to download the Open Office suite of programs - they are all FREE! Then open Open Office Writer, open the MSWord document you want to convert to a PDF and then just click the PDF icon at the top and, poof!, it's done.
Open Office, as someone has said, is good but if you either don't want to use the whole OO sute (e.g. you prefer MS Office) or you need to produce a PDF file from another program, then Free PDF Creator is the answer. This is another Open Source product which is, as its name implies, totally free. You can get it here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcrea … e/download
Once it's installed, if you try to print from any program, you can select a printer called "PDFCreator". Select it and click OK. After a few seconds, you will get a dialogue box which enables you to set things like the document titale and author. There is an "Advanced" button which enables you to control virtually all aspects of PDF production but most people can safely ignore it. Click "Save" and you get to choose where you want the PDF file should be stored. Navigate to your desired folder, give the document a name and click the button to complete the operation. By default the new PDF will be automatically opened in the default PDF reader (usually Adobe Reader). This behaviour can be changed by clicking on that "Advanced" button I mentioned earlier and changing it there.
Primo PDF is good too. And it's also free.
I like PrimoPDF as well, and haven't had an issue with it. You can create PDF documents from many applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenOffice apps, notepad.
If you can print to a printer you can create a PDF file with PrimoPDF.
I use Adobe Acrobat Writer 7.0 Professional. Once you instal Adobe Acrobat Writer, you can just create a pdf file using software like Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Internet Explorer, Firefox and many more. When Adobe Acrobat Writer is installed, it comes to the "Printers and faxes" menu just like another printer. You just create your document on MS Word or Excel or whatever you are familiar with and select "Print page setup" and set up the printing options like range, margines etc. and then select "Adobe PDF" as the "Printer" and then click "Print". Then it will ask you for a folder to save the file and a name for the file. Once you give these and click Ok, your pdf file will be there in the folder. It can be opened on either Adobe Reader, Adobe Writer or any other pdf reader software.
Just a side note..
As of Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office 2007 comes with the built in ability to publish the document to PDF..
So if you already have it, get service pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/deta … laylang=en
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If you want a Word document to be converted to PDF file, then simply open the document in WRITER and convert the same into PDF easily.
I am using MS office 2007.
It is very easy to create .pdf file.
What I am doing is: I have for example MS word document (.doc) which I want to make .pdf. The only thing that I have to do is to open the file and from menu button to select Save as -> PDF or XPS option. After that the .pdf file is ready.
Easy Isn't it?
There are available software out there that are called PDF creator, if you have this software then it's just easy for you to convert a document into a PDF form.
Save as pdf on Microsoft Office (which is the easiest method I can think of especially because MS Office has a very easy interface for arranging the elements on your page)
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