Several fellow teachers have requested links to PDF online tools and virtual PDF printers. A Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange.
You can convert documents online to a PDF from Microsoft Office, Open Office, Lotus, images, and web pages . This free PDF converter and PDF creator is quick and reliable. http://www.freepdfconvert.com/
Adobe allows you to create your own PDF’s online, requires a sign up and subscribe feature, but is free. http://www.adobe.com/acom/createpdf/ There’s no installation required, so getting started is easy — and free!
Virtual PDF Printer simplifies the process of creating PDF document. This installs on your computer as a printer, just without the hardware.
Pdf995 makes it easy and affordable to create professional-quality documents in the popular PDF file format. Its easy-to-use interface helps you to create PDF files by simply selecting the “print” command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer. Pdf995 is a printer driver that works with any Postscript to PDF converter. The pdf995 printer driver and a free Converter are available for easy download. Download Now.
Primo PDF converter is free, does have ad’s pop up when converting, but does work very well. http://www.primopdf.com/index.aspx
If you are operating 2007 Microsoft Office, it does have a PDF creator add-in that allows you to export to a PDF.
One last note: If you are using Google Docs you can create your document and then File-Download to PDF and save on your desktop. Check out this webpage for help… Check out my past post on Google Doc’s and consider using this free feature.