How To Create PDF Documents On The Fly
I am a big fan of PDF documents especially for those that will be widely distributed like lists, brochures, event flyers, etc. The reason why I like PDF files is that they retain formatting and protect the document from being presented in unintended ways. It ensures the professional look of documents that you invested time and energy into creating.
There are various online PDF conversion services and you can even shell out the big bucks for Adobe Acrobat software (the actual application, not the free reader). But in reality, that’s really not necessary. For a very low price (comes out to $15 or less / year) you can have a PDF generator right on your desktop to convert files on the fly.
These stand-alone applications like MyPDF Creator basically take any existing document that you have, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, even photos – jpeg files, etc. and convert them into a PDF file format.
The process is really easy — as easy as right-clicking on any file in Windows, and then entering a file name for the new pdf converted file. Viola! It’s now in PDF format.
It’s all up to your personal preferences. Some people really like online services, others like integrated plug-ins and applications that are embeded within the functionality of the application — some PDF generators basically act as a printer driver, so that any time you want to output a PDF file, you just go to “print” that file and then choose the PDF printer driver.
And lastly there are stand-alone applications like MY PDF Creator which is running the in the background at all times so that you can simply right-click files and convert on the fly at anytime. Worth checking out and trying to convert sample files with their trial.