Use doPDF To Convert Documents To PDF (Windows)

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I guess I got very used to working for the man and the perks that come with it. I have had Adobe Professional on my desktop and laptop for a long time now. When I had to create a quick PDF from a word document on a client’s site – after my laptop suffered from battery drainage I had some issues.

I quickly Googled around looking for a free, easy solution. Lots of places claimed to do what I wanted but the first one that did it EASY and FREE was doPDF.

It is a small download, less than 2MB and when it finishes installing you will have a new printer added to your system. When you need a PDF, all you need to do is “print” to the new doPDF printer. (It can be accessed using File -> Print menu in pretty much any Windows program i.e. Word, Excel, Paint, some image viewer etc.) I know I make it sound simple and all – but it really is THAT EASY!

convert word excel documents to PDF

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If you don’t believe me and you are too lazy to try it yourself check out this video courtesy of doPDF…

This is simply awesome. Do you use something other than Adobe Acrobat Pro to create PDF’s? If so and it is free we would LOVE to hear about it. Why don’t you leave your favorite PDF creator in the comments!

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Comments (18)
  • krzystoff

    the current version of DoPDF still does not do what a PDF printer is supposed to do, and what pretty much every other PDF printers routinely do — with DoPDF the resulting PDF files depends on all fonts being installed on the computer viewing it.
    the whole purpose for using PDF’s is to sidestep the issues fonts can cause, WTF’s the point of this program?!?

    at the very least they need to put a large disclaimer on their site and in the program, that explains to the unsuspecting user that the program does not work properly.

  • scyon

    I’ve had good success with the free Solid PDF Creator product.

  • magnoliasouth

    Wow. I’m surprised that no one has mentioned using Open Office yet… or if they did I apologize. It’s still early for me. ;)

    Open Office does a fairly good job with pdf conversion and the latest release has given us more pdf features. It’s all also free.

    • Karl L. Gechlik

      I will definably check it out! I did not know that. Thanks Mangoliasouth!

  • Paige

    I came here to say that I’ve been using CutePDF for a while now and love it!! I was beaten to the punch by a number of others, but I thought I’d say it anyhow! :-)

  • meggva

    I have used CutePDF for several years at home and at work and it’s worked well for most things. I’ve also used PDFCreator off Sourgeforce http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ with good results for the past several monthes as well. It only requires the one package and produces slightly smaller PDF files in some cases.

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