When publishing a document on the Net, it is important that it be easily consulted by users and that its content is displayed in the same, identical way on any computer, device or operating system.
One of the best ways to achieve this is to use standard file formats, such as PDF, which despite being patented by the company that created it (Adobe) can be used freely without paying royalties.
I bet you, too, sometimes need to convert to PDF your documents and then distribute them in public. Well, with today's guide we will discover together some of the best tools to do it, at no cost and without any effort.
If you are using a computer equipped with Windows, the program I recommend you try is DoPDF. It is a virtual printer which, once installed in the system, allows you to convert to PDF any type of printable file: Office documents, web pages, photos and much more. It can be used for free for both personal and commercial purposes.
To download DoPDF on your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download now twice in a row. When the download is complete, open the DoPDF installation package (dopdf.exe) and if you are asked to download the . Net Framework 4.0 Microsoft, click on Accept and install and then Yes. In the window that opens, put the check mark next to the item I have read and accepted the license conditions and click on the button first Install and then end to conclude the setup.
After that, the DoPDF installation should start automatically. To complete it, all you have to do is remove the check mark from the item Install novaPDF add-in for Microsoft Office (to bypass the installation of the novaPDF plugin for Office applications which is not essential to the functioning of the PDF printer) and first click on Install now and then Close.
As widely anticipated, DoPDF is recognized by Windows as if it were a printer. This means that if you want to transform an Office document, a web page, a photo or any other file into a PDF, you have to open it with the program that is most suitable for the purpose (e.g. DOC documents with Word, web pages with Chrome, photo with IrfanView etc.) and invoke the command Print from the menu Fillet of the latter.
In the window that opens, you must then select DoPDF from the list of available printers, choose the quality level of the document to be obtained (H for the highest quality, Medium for an average compromise between quality and file weight or Smallest file to create low quality PDFs but very “light” in terms of MB). Then choose the destination folder of the file by clicking on the button KATEGORIEN and start its creation by clicking on OK.
If you are using a Mac, know that for convert to PDF documents, web pages or images you do not need any third party application. You can safely leave the work in the hands of the PDF printer included “standard” in OS X. Using it is a real breeze.
As seen on Windows with DoPDF, all you have to do is open the file to be transformed into PDF and invoke the command Print from the menu Fillet (o archive). In the window that opens, then click on the drop-down menu PDF located at the bottom left and select the item Save as PDF da quest'ultimo.
Finally, choose the folder in which to export the document, enter the information relating to title of the file, his author etc. and click on the button Save to start creating the PDF. If you need to convert a series of images into a single document, find out how by reading my guide on how to convert JPG to PDF.
If you do not need to convert documents to PDF very often and would like to avoid installing other software on your PC just for this purpose, contact the Go4Convert online service which allows you to transform Word documents, Excel sheets, photos and ePub books into PDF directly. from the browser. All free.
To use it, connected to its home page, click on the button Choose file (top left) and select the document to be transformed into PDF. That's all! The system will upload the file online, convert it and download the resulting PDF to your computer.