With the free Adobe Reader, you can read all PDF files, but you can not read PDF’s with for example from Word. Acrobat reader will not allow to convert word or other files. However, there is a reliable and free tool which you can make PDF files.
With PDF Creator you can convert almost every file into PDF format. PDF Creator works as a virtual printer, you’re not printing the files, but saves them as PDF. Very easy to produce a Word document into a PDF file. A nice thing with PDF files is the layout which will not shift, and you have no problems with changing margins, moving pictures, weird breaks and half-empty pages. That happens often with word documents or spreadsheets which you open on other computers.
How to use PDF Creator
Download and install the latest edition of PDF Creator. When you install PDF Creator, a new printer called PDF Creator will be created. You can find it under Start –> Settings –> Printers. This printer you use to convert a file. Once you installed then open PDF Creator and go to Printer–> Options, here you can change a lot of things. I will not go through all the options, because you can use the most default settings. I will explain only some of them.
In the Documents windows you can change the standard author, fill in the field some text you like. Enable use the current date of time if you want to use the current date and time the PDF file has been made. Other option is to make every page of the document in a separate PDF file.
In the Save window you can change the name of the file to anything you want, default is <title> which use the same name as the document you want to convert. In the Standard save format section you can set the output file as PDF, JPEG, BMP or other formats. In the lower part you can substitute the file name.
Once you are finished with your settings don’t forget to save your profile, click on the disk in the left upper side of PDF Creator.
This is a handy tool to convert any document into PDF, it’s simple and free to use.