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    Converting Word files

    Is there a best program out there for converting Word files to PDFs?

    My Google search brought me a ton of them, but I don't know how effective they are.


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    Re: Converting Word files

    CutePDF - The free PDF Converter, Convert to PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities.

    Works really well- installs into the printer menu, so when you want to put something into a pdf, you just hit print and select that.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Depending on your version of word it may be able to do it right in the program.

    Or you can use a program like pdfcreator to print any documents to it (and it will output as a pdf file)
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    Re: Converting Word files

    Adobe Acrobat X has pdf writing abilities. You can basically use the program as a "printer" and "print" the word document as a pdf file.

    Effective, but not free.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Word to PDF Converter – 100% Free

    Use it all the time, works great. Sends the converted doc to your email.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Depending on your version of word it may be able to do it right in the program.

    Or you can use a program like pdfcreator to print any documents to it (and it will output as a pdf file)
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    Yeah, can't you just "save as" PDF in the current version? And the previous one I think it was "print to" PDF.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    I has used the cutepdf mentioned above with much success.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    CutePDF - The free PDF Converter, Convert to PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities.

    Works really well- installs into the printer menu, so when you want to put something into a pdf, you just hit print and select that.
    By the way- I just added it to my home computer, and you'll want to hit "next" rather than leave any of the boxes checked. Makes it look like you have to add the tool bar, but you don't.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Yeah, can't you just "save as" PDF in the current version? And the previous one I think it was "print to" PDF.
    Yep. I couldnt remember how it was in the 2007 version.. though it looks like it was added to it at some point.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Yep. I couldnt remember how it was in the 2007 version.. though it looks like it was added to it at some point.
    Yeah, I think in 2007 it was "print to" and in the most recent it is "save as." It is a really helpful feature.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Is there a best program out there for converting Word files to PDFs?

    My Google search brought me a ton of them, but I don't know how effective they are.
    Word 2007 and later can save a document in a PDF file format.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Is there a best program out there for converting Word files to PDFs?

    My Google search brought me a ton of them, but I don't know how effective they are.
    I assume you are wanting to do this on Windows versus Mac? Mac it's been a print option for several years.



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    Re: Converting Word files

    Apparently, you can just "save as." Duh.


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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Apparently, you can just "save as." Duh.
    At least you aren't an engineer. An engineer would have spent 3 weeks trying to write his own program to do it before giving up and asking for help.


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    Re: Converting Word files

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    CutePDF - The free PDF Converter, Convert to PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities.

    Works really well- installs into the printer menu, so when you want to put something into a pdf, you just hit print and select that.
    My vote goes for this one as well



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