How to export to PDF from MS Office 2007

One of the more consistently touted features of OpenOffice is its ability to export documents straight to PDF. But did you know that Office 2007 supports exporting to PDF format as well? All you need to do is download and install the free “Save as PDF’” Office 2007 add-on from Microsoft. Once installed, this add-on


Nuance PDF Reader: free reader offers PDF form-filling and saving, online PDF-to-Doc conversions, and direct access to Sharepoint

Nuance PDF Reader is a free PDF document reader and alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader. It offers a number of nice features, such as the ability to fill PDF forms and save them to your hard drive, the ability to open and save PDFs straight into Sharepoint, and the option to upload your PDFs to


gDoc Creator: provides free PDF to Word conversion, as well as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to PDF or XPS

gDoc Creator is a free program that can perform a number of document format conversions, including converting PDF to Word (.DOC) format. It can convert PDF, XPS, or any MS Office format (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) into any of three formats: DOC, PDF, or XPS. It also can optionally install add-ins for MS Office that enable


STDU Viewer: one-stop ebook reader for PDF, DJV, XPS, CBZ, CBR, TIFF, and TXT formats

STDU Viewer is a free, all-around edocument and ebook reader that supports PDF, Deja-Vu (DJV), Comic Book Archive (CBZ, CBR), TIFF, Text, and XPS documents. It offers a good range of functions including a tabbed interface for multiple document views, a powerful search function, user defined actions for double-clicking on any of the four quarters


PDFTools: splits, joins, extracts PDF pages and provides a myriad of other functions

PDFTools is a free tool that can perform a wide range of PDF editing functions including ones that you would expect such merging, splitting and extracting of PDF pages, as well as many other less common functions such as stamping PDFs with a text message or image, rearranging PDF pages in a document, as well


Free PDF to Word Converter: desktop app offers excellent PDF to Word/Doc conversions

Smart Soft’s Free PDF to Word Converter is a free program that offers one-click PDF to Word (DOC) conversions. It performs conversions locally on your desktop (i.e. it is not a web service) and offers excellent fidelity to the original document. I’ve written about PDF to Word/Doc conversions before (see the previously published comparative test);


JPEG to PDF: convert JPGs to PDFs quickly and easily

JPEG to PDF is a free program that can convert JPG images into a PDF file (or multiple PDF files) quickly and easily. It is a small, portable program that does not require installation. How do you convert JPG images into PDF? Typically I would recommend using a virtual PDF printer, which not only can


PDF to Excel Free: free PDF to Excel conversions

PDF to Excel Free is a free web service that is specifically designed to convert PDFs with lots of data tables into Excel files. It will automatically detects data tables, transfer them into Excel format, and recreates their formatting and appearance. Conversion is performed remotely on the site; you will have to upload your file


PDF to Word Free: web service that delivers free, high quality PDF to DOC conversions

PDF to Word Free is a free web service that offers high-quality conversions of PDF files to DOC or RTF formats that can be used in Microsoft word or other Rich Text Editors. It lets you upload PDF files through a web interface and will then send the converted file via email as an attachment.


PDF Split and Merge 2.0: a PDF editor with a visual interface

PDF Split and Merge 2.0 is a powerful free PDF editing program that can split, merge, and extract PDF documents. It employs a visual editing interface that allows users to drag and drop thumbnails of pages to arrange or combine them, and to edit pages (rotate, delete, etc) by right clicking on them. If you


Impressive: display PDF’s and images as (stylish) PowerPoint-style presentations

Impressive is a free multi-platform app that can display any PDF file or folder containing image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF and BMP) as a slideshow presentation. It can be used to present PDFs or images as full-screen PowerPoint-style presentations or it can function as a full-screen reader. “Impressive” also offers a combination of sophisticated slide


ComiX: browse more than 150 comic strips in one small interface

ComiX is free comic strip browser that downloads and displays more than 150 comic strips browsable by their publication date. An interesting little gem that puts many of your favorite comic strips at your fingertips for quick browsing. Here are some notes on this program: Available comics: the version I tested supported 156 comics including