Print To PDF From Windows

by on November 1, 2007

Q: I need to convert a Publisher 2003 document to PDF but am not sure how to go about doing this. I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

A: People using Mac OS X have an easy time converting any document to PDF because when you go to print you have an option to print as PDF. Why Microsoft has not built this into Windows is beyond me.

There are a few products out there that will do this for you and one I personally use is CutePDF Writer. It is as simple as going to print and selecting the CutePDF printer. When you do this you will be asked where you want to save the file and then it prints it to a PDF file.

Another product that I have not used but should be just as good is PDFCreator and it works the same way by showing up as a printer. Both of these solutions are free so feel free to try both of them and see what one you like the best.