Free PDF Creator for Windows?

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  1. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Screenwriter

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    Hello - I need a freeware pdf processor for Windows. Since MacOS X can process pdf files natively, Windows users come to me to convert Word and rtf documents to pdf for them. I'd like to point them to a tool where they can do it themselves. Thanks.
     
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    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    If they're basic Word and RTF documents, the newest version of OpenOffice (which can read Word and RTF documents) has an "export to PDF" function built into it. It's never given me a problem, but admittedly I've never used it for complicated documents.

    GhostScript is a free converter but is not all that easy to set up and use. Once it's up, it's pretty good although the last time that I used it (about a year ago) it had some formatting issues. GhostScript is also multi-platform is available in Windows and several versions of UNIX.

    PDF995 is also a freebie, but you'll get a pop-up advertisement every time that you convert something.

    Although I've never used it, CutePDF seems to be relatively popular as well.
     
  3. Patrick Larkin

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    Thanks. That should do the trick!
     

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