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    Looking for a free pdf converter

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a free pdf converter. I should be able to convert Word and Excel files to pdf(and preferably also vice-versa). Please suggest one! Thanks!

    It should also allow me to just create a sheet or 2 in Excel instead of the entire Excel Workbook into pdf.

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    Don't they have the option to export to PDF in both of those programs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Don't they have the option to export to PDF in both of those programs?
    Well they do, but only if you have the PDF converter installed on your computer!

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    http://www.primopdf.com/ can convert from anything to a PDF, so long as you can print from the software. I've used it to make PDFs out of Word and Excel documents.
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    Thanks will give it a shot

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    PDFCreator should do the job:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

    It installs as a virtual printer, so you can print anything to PDF.
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    what about openoffice

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    dopdf from http://dopdf.com is what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashrungta View Post
    Well they do, but only if you have the PDF converter installed on your computer!
    Carp is correct if you have Office 2010. It comes built in with a PDF exporter even if you do not have a converter installed.
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    I second openoffice. It has free built in PDF exporting that works great from any format. I use it to turn documents into PDF proposals, etc.
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    I use dopdf also it do the job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V View Post
    http://www.primopdf.com/ can convert from anything to a PDF, so long as you can print from the software. I've used it to make PDFs out of Word and Excel documents.
    +1 for PrimoPDF. It works great for me. You can easily print almost anything as a PDF with it.

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    Why not use Google docs, you can import the specific document and save it as a pdf

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    I'm a CutePDF guy myself... works great.
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    thanks everyone

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    I'm using openpdfconverter.com, it works great! I'm using it to covert to Word.

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    OpenOffice works perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovais View Post
    OpenOffice works perfectly.
    As I understand, OpenOffice is a free substitute of Microsoft Office(Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Others) and has an in-built PDF converter? Is this correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
    I'm a CutePDF guy myself... works great.
    I use CutePDF...I send a lot of drawings from Autocad using Cute...simple to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashrungta View Post
    As I understand, OpenOffice is a free substitute of Microsoft Office(Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Others) and has an in-built PDF converter? Is this correct?
    Correct and in my opinion a very decent substitute for Microsoft Office. All PDF converters basically add a virtual printer to your list of printers installed so that you can print to file and save it in .pdf format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajj View Post
    Correct and in my opinion a very decent substitute for Microsoft Office. All PDF converters basically add a virtual printer to your list of printers installed so that you can print to file and save it in .pdf format.
    Thanks! I already installed it and is working fine. I however do not find any easy way out in OpenOffice Calc to just convert a specific sheet(s) to PDF. Is there a way out? I saw in OOO Forums about some program based coding to achieve that which I do not understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashrungta View Post
    Thanks! I already installed it and is working fine. I however do not find any easy way out in OpenOffice Calc to just convert a specific sheet(s) to PDF. Is there a way out? I saw in OOO Forums about some program based coding to achieve that which I do not understand.
    You can use any of the following software already suggested such as primopdf or dopdf, all you have to do is to give the print command from within your application and then select the installed software as the printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashrungta View Post
    Thanks! I already installed it and is working fine. I however do not find any easy way out in OpenOffice Calc to just convert a specific sheet(s) to PDF. Is there a way out? I saw in OOO Forums about some program based coding to achieve that which I do not understand.

    You can follow below given steps to export only selected sheets :-

    OpenOffice -->> Edit Menu -->> Sheet -->> Select -->> Select Required Sheets

    Then

    File Menu -->> Export As PDF -->> Select "Selection" in Range option -->> Export
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    Thanks will give that a shot ovais! Much appreciated!

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    Unsure if this works on every single version of Windows, but this is how I did it: you create the document in Wordpad and save it in .rtf format. The .pdf format is unavailable.

    Then close Wordpad, re-open it and go back to the saved file.

    If you go to "Save as", this time .pdf format will be added to the list of available formats. You can then save the identical document as a .PDF document.

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