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commercial PDF software

Does anyone know about commercial software that turns .doc files into PDFs? We can't pay $450 for Acrobat and primoPDF and CutePDF aren't working.
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weikelbob
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sunnycoderCommented:
Hi weikelbob,

You can try these
http://www.8848soft.com/doc2pdf/doc-to-pdf.html
http://www.eprintdriver.com/to_pdf/DOC-to-PDF-ex.html

Both are priced <50$ .. have good online reviews and have free trials

Cheers!
Sunnycoder
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asian_niceguyCommented:
http://www.pdfonline.com/convert_pdf.asp is an online hosted solution, try using this. if it cannot convert the pdf, then your doc has some form of corruption with it
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
OpenOffice can read word documents and has a built in export to PDF function.  Try it out - it's 100% free so you can't beat the price.

www.openoffice.org
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B-M-CCommented:
Personally I'd be looking at why CutePDF and PrimoPDf aren't working before splashing out, as whatever problem is affecting these may affect commercial software just as musch.

I haven't used PrimoPDF but have used CutePDF and have found it very robust and reliable.
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techappsCommented:
I've been using PDF Factory's free version.  It works great.  There are full basic, pro and server versions available.  Price range is $50 for Basic to $120 for Server Pro.  http://www.pdffactory.com/
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nexissteveCommented:
http://www.win2pdf.com/

We use this in a terminal server environment with over 700 users. Works a treat.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Steve
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noam_dzCommented:
OFFICE 2005 has a built in save as PDF.
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rbassalCommented:
Here is one i've used in the past. It works the way you want, by creating a new 'printer' in your list, the output being the document in pdf format.
Its free, with a small pop-up to the PDF995 site offering you to buy the full version (minor annoyance, just close it)

www.pdf995.com
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origami2002Commented:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

We have been using this without problems. It creates a virtual printer so whatever you can print you can conver to PDF. I would stay away from OpenOffice for this particular point since OO sometimes messes with the format in Word Documents, at least it has happened to us with Word97.

Also PDF Creator is free ;)
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Visual3DMayaCommented:
PDF Create! Assistant - 50$ if you buy it.

Combine Different Formats in One PDF File
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PDF Converter Professional - 100$ - includes PDF Create! Assistant

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http://www.nuance.com/pdfconverter/
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your great entries. I got more than I expected. I will take all of your suggestions into consideration as we consider how to best write regular pdf revisions of our book without Adobe Acrobat.

Thanks!
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weikelbobAuthor Commented:
Wow 10 people, I like to split points. That's only 50 points a piece. I guess we share on this one :)
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