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How to Create PDF Documents for Free!

Are you looking for a free way to create PDF documents? Look no further, because I've gathered some of the best resources to help you out.

Whether you're an internet marketer looking for a fast and easy way to create viral reports or an ebook author with a low budget, this tutorial will get you on the right track.

Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, so advanced features using free software are limited. While they can compile large documents, they may lack a much needed feature like bookmarks. Nonetheless, free PDF compilers do create very useable documents. Most of them also come with encryption and digital signature features.

Step 1

Choose and download a compiler that meets your needs. To save you some time, here's a list of free PDF creators:

  • Primo PDF: Excellent compiler with no apparent catch.

  • PDF995: Displays a sponsor page in your web browser each time you run the software. To remove the ads, a key can be purchased for $9.95.

  • CutePDF: Requires PS2PDF converter to work. You can download it for free on their web site.

  • DocuDesk: Fully functional for the first 5 uses. You can still use this compiler after 5 PDFs, however a watermark will be added to all documents until you register the software.

  • PDFill: Another free compiler with no pop-up ads or watermarks.

Step 2

Install the compiler. When the installation is complete, you'll notice that a new driver was added to your list of printers. This is the compiler. Don't worry if you can't find an icon on your desktop.

Step 3

Assuming that your document is already written, open your file with the word processor or your choice. If you don't have one already, consider downloading OpenOffice. It's an open source (read free) alternative to Microsoft's Office suite and also comes with a PDF compiler.

When you're satisfied with the layout of your document, click on File Print and select the newly installed compiler. When you click on print, the PDF compiler will launch automatically. Choose the settings of your choice, pick a location to save the file and press OK.

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