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Old 18 July 2008, 08:47   #1
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Saving a PDF?

Is it possible (by downloading something) to save a MS word document as a PDF?
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Old 18 July 2008, 10:55   #2
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Is it possible (by downloading something) to save a MS word document as a PDF?
there are various ways to do this - but the simplest would be to use a pdf printer driver like CutePdf (google it) and then you print the document, pick Cute Pdf as the printer and enter a filename when prompted. job done. Others like pdf 995 will give you options for a tool bar button but unless you pay will bombard you with sponsors adverts.
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CutePDF is good. Even better is to ditch Word and use OpenOffice Writer instead. It's free and comes with an option of "Export directly to PDF".

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Even better is to ditch Word and use OpenOffice Writer
Even better, ditch your PC completely and get a Mac. PDF support is built in to OS X.
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Even better, ditch your PC completely and get a Mac.
I've just won a 5 bet with myself. You are so predictable!

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Microsoft offer an add-in for Office 2007 that lets you save documents as PDFs:

http://office.microsoft.com/search/r...CD101950461033

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Microsoft offer an add-in for Office 2007 that lets you save documents as PDFs:

http://office.microsoft.com/search/r...CD101950461033

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Might be slightly cheaper than buying a Mac though
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Thanks all. CutePDF works really well
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