Conversion experience

Convert files to and from PDFs, Office docs, and pictures too.

The Adobe Portable Document Format file format simplifies the conversion from paper to electronic documents and between file and document types across a wide range of programs and platforms, and it's the format of choice for posting documentation online. Businesses and individuals that frequently need to convert documents written in Microsoft's Word into PDFs need a PDF conversion utility. Word-Pdf-Convert's Word/Doc to PDF Converter & Creator makes it easy to create new PDFs and convert Word documents, but it does much more. It will perform conversions on and among any document in any program in Microsoft's Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

The program downloads and installs easily, but you must restart your computer to complete the installation. The free version has complete functionality, but it is limited to performing just one conversion per time, whereas the share (registered) version performs batch conversions. The interface is clean and simple, just how we like it: Just a dialog box with a main window displaying selected files and buttons for choosing them, and a small window for output format for both documents and pictures. Tabbed options for Output Folder, Text, Word, PDF, and Excel are displayed below the main window.

If you use PDFs a lot or frequently need to convert documents to or from the PDF format or other Office file formats, or perform batch conversions of graphics files, Word/Doc to PDF Converter & Creator is worth a look. It's free to try, and the full version costs $49.95.

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