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by michhala / November 15, 2011 7:53 AM PST

free software to make pdf file. I have only Adobe Reader on computer. I was going to download the Adobe 30-day trial version as would rarely use the software. Appreciate suggestions.

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There's also LibreOffice
by Jimmy Greystone / November 15, 2011 9:49 AM PST

There's also LibreOffice which has native PDF export functionality, and if you have a legit copy of MS Office 2003 (I think, maybe only 2007) or later, there's a PDF export add on you can download.

If you have easy access to a Mac, they've had this feature standard for the last 11 or so years.

I'd also strongly suggest looking at the free Foxit Reader (which also has a paid PDF creation add on). While the 5.x series has been a bit of a departure from what made the program great in the past, it's still miniscule in size compared to Adobe Reader, and far more secure on the whole.

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My thanks, Jimmy
by michhala / November 15, 2011 5:28 PM PST

I appreciate your reply. I have a legit copy of MS Office Home and Business 2010.....I do not have access to a Mac, however. Re Foxit Reader -- it has been suggested to me before as a replacement to Adobe Reader which came with my new computer and for the very reasons you mention.

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by KenHusveg / November 15, 2011 6:01 PM PST
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Another option, PDFCreator.

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(NT) I Also Use PDFCreator Here...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 16, 2011 2:48 AM PST
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Thank you, Grif & Ken
by michhala / November 16, 2011 5:42 AM PST

PDFCreator sounds good, received high marks from PC Magazine.


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by michhala / November 16, 2011 6:32 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you, Grif & Ken

I did not choose a best answer as I was unable to find the option....Cnet did the choosing.....miki

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Look at DoPDF and CUTEPDF and PDF995
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2011 9:18 AM PST

I've used them all. Currently using DoPDF.

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(NT) Thank you so much, Bob
by michhala / November 15, 2011 5:19 PM PST
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by glistenboy / November 16, 2011 5:39 PM PST

yes you can download...i'm also having trial version.....

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(NT) Thank you, glistenboy...
by michhala / November 16, 2011 5:51 PM PST
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