Every now and then I come across a user who forks over a good chuck of change for Adobe Acrobat just for the ability to make pdf’s. It used to be that if you want to make a PDF, it’s Adobe and only Adobe. Well, those days on gone! With free sotware, you can turn any file (really!) into a pdf. Check out Cute PDF Writer. It’s free and works. Download the zipped setup and extract. Install the converter first then Cute PDF Writer. Once installed, you will have a new printer called Cute PDF. To make a PDF, simply print whatever you wants as a pdf to this printer. Once printed, you will get the option to save the file. Name and save this file voila–you now have a PDF! If you want to be able to edit/merge/extract PDF’s, check out BlueBeam. It competes with Adobe Acrobat, but is much cheaper and offers more features.
Happy PDF making! 🙂