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Free Word to PDF

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 19 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    427,425
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,324
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #8 in PDF Software

Editors' Review

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Free Word to PDF converts Microsoft Word documents into unlocked PDFs you can open and edit with your usual PDF tools. It's a basic tool and very easy to use, too, so it's suitable even for absolute beginners as well as the merely Word-less.

Pros

Easy process: We could add or remove multiple Word files to Free Word to PDF's queue or select all the Word documents in a folder. Choose an output directory, press "Start Converting," and your work is done.

Accurate translations: Free Word to PDF accurately rendered tables or other formatted text, so we didn't have to spend our time cleaning things up.

Fast: Even with multiple documents in the queue, Free Word to PDF was super fast. Don't blink or your document will already be converted.

Cons

Bit clicky to set up: Optional "extra" downloads keep freeware free, and we were able to decline any we didn't want, yet we had to click through an unusually long series of them to get to Free Word to PDF.

Bottom Line

Free Word to PDF did a fine job converting not just text but also grids, tables, and special features from Word to PDF, and converted files worked well in our usual viewer and editor. More sophisticated tools are available, including freeware, but it's hard to find fault with Free Word to PDF's largely foolproof operation.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Only good for text, it would seem."

January 29, 2016  |  By ByteMehh

2016-01-29 00:20:58  |  By ByteMehh

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

Converts text from word files decently enough.
The setup is easy for beginners, I guess.

Cons

Tried to convert a word document into a pdf file. All images and shapes that I had imported/inserted were completely distorted.
Wouldn't recommend. There's plenty of other converters that would have supported this.

Summary

Also, I see a bunch of reviews stating nonsense about viruses. When downloading, you'll be asked to install additional programs that you obviously /should not/ install. This is easy to avoid, just hit "decline" (or uncheck boxes) and continue on with the download. This is common in a lot of downloads from cnet... the site is still extremely safe in my opinion.
Never got a virus from cnet. Ever.

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5 stars

"Easy in use, free tool"

January 24, 2016  |  By Burton Teresia

2016-01-24 21:57:12  |  By Burton Teresia

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

Exactly what I wanted. Converted my Word documents to PDF without any issues.

Cons

I have no cons

Summary

Very basic tool, good for beginners

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5 stars

"An outstanding converter tool"

January 21, 2016  |  By KeithGreen.B11

2016-01-21 05:07:36  |  By KeithGreen.B11

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

There are so many great features in this app that I would love to install and use all the time. It has a superb and clear interface which has simplified my task of converting word files into PDF in seconds. Free Word to PDF converter tool is the best.

Cons

No flaws to highlight.

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5 stars

"Basic and easy to use tool"

January 08, 2016  |  By conner235489

2016-01-08 01:26:04  |  By conner235489

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

Conversion of word documents into PDF can be done in a jiffy with the help of this free Word to PDF converter app. The conversions are accurate and quick. This simple tool is meant for advanced users as well as beginners. It is compact and delivers high quality results.

Cons

it might try to install unwanted programs which can be declined. No other issues like malware.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly"

December 04, 2015  |  By Marlen1989

2015-12-04 02:39:18  |  By Marlen1989

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

Ideal tool for converting Word documents into PDF format

Cons

no problems

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1 stars

"AVOID - MALWARE!!!"

November 29, 2015  |  By dragon789wv

2015-11-29 09:25:03  |  By dragon789wv

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

NONE! Do not install! TROJAN MALWARE!!!

Cons

I have lost ALL faith in CNET downloads. The installation process now includes lots of malware.
I have Firefox, latest version, Windows 7, all maintenance up to date, MS Office 2007
!. I downloaded.
2. I ran the '.exe' file. It kinda hung up and had to run it twice, producing a ".msi" file.
3. Clicked on that file, and it was a laborious installation process, with numerous Steps up to 4 Steps.
4. I declined everything, including wonderful options to change my Internet Browser, my Search Default, blah blah.
5. Finally, it installed.
6. Ran test with Word Doc that had pictures. Horrible slanted photos, no colors on some.
7. WORST of all, numerous copies of Firefox kept cropping up. Last count there were at least TEN simultaneously. Closed it at the bottom left. It kept popping up about 15 times.
8. Uninstalled it, and multiple Firefoxes continued popping up.
9. Went back to Restore point
10. Restarted and got rid of it

Summary

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PIECE OF CRAP.
DO NOT USE CNET TO DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE.

MY fault in not looking at user reviews, which I normally would do. That's my error due to being in a hurry to get it done and had to leave for somewhere!

CNET has become a distributor of malware, in its efforts to get revenue during installation, and it has destroyed any faith I had in it.
FYI: This is not the first malware that CNET installation has caused.
I am never coming to CNET again to download and install anything!

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1 stars

"Trojan (HEUR/QVM06.1.Malware.Gen) Risk!"

November 02, 2015  |  By MrCarioca1

2015-11-02 07:59:18  |  By MrCarioca1

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

I din NOT installed it for the TROJAN (HEUR/QVM06.1.Malware.Gen) in it.

Cons

This app is free but we get a TROJAN (HEUR/QVM06.1.Malware.Gen) as a gift.

Summary

Sadly I realized that a TROJAN Trojan (HEUR/QVM06.1.Malware.Gen) is in the file (wordtopdf_setup.exe) to be installed. I re-downloaded and I had the same result --TROJAN. So, it will be much better to not install it.

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1 stars

"Crapware, do not install"

August 26, 2015  |  By waterdragonhead

2015-08-26 20:03:04  |  By waterdragonhead

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE

Cons

Options to install crapware upon installation, install brings no program except crapware if you choose to install. scanning not for virus

Summary

Download.cnet used to be so reliable, now its just a bunch of viruses... im done here

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1 stars

"AVG identified as Trojan Horse"

February 25, 2015  |  By kjbaumga

2015-02-25 22:33:03  |  By kjbaumga

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

none (see below)

Cons

AVG would not let me install. It found a threat, MalSign.Generic.61F, "Trojan Horse Generic". This also happened when I went directly to the site of the developers, "Free PDF Solutions". It's either a virus or AVG thinks it is.

Summary

Good if you're fond of viruses.

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1 stars

"A Bundle of Crap"

April 28, 2014  |  By meeksness

2014-04-28 12:12:32  |  By meeksness

 |  Version: Free Word to PDF 1.0

Pros

none. i did not use because of the crap it installed on my computer

Cons

downloads spyware and programs that change your internet home page even though you decline the offers during install. Uninstalled it as soon as i found this out.

Summary

do NOT download this program

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
General
Publisher Free PDF Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.freepdfsolutions.com
Release Date February 04, 2016
Date Added February 02, 2015
Version 1.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory PDF Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.15MB
File Name Word-to-PDF-Converter_1139.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 427,425
Downloads Last Week 2,324
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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