Online PDF conversion tools

18Feb06

Tired of downloading sharewares to convet your documents, html, rss, website, text etc. into PDF format. Here is a list of online services which will do the dirty work for you at no cost. These web based service allows you to quickly create PDF from your PC, Mac, or Linux, from your home, your office or anywhere in the world. Most of them, even offer to email you the pdf file once conversion is finished. Simply create a free web email account at Yahoo! or Google’s Gmail web email account (they now give you virtually limitless storage space for free). Upload the file to be converted and have the PDF sent to your Email in minutes. That way you’ll have a dedicated online PDF repository that you can access using any internet-enabled computer and handheld device.
1) PDF Online

PDF online is fast and reliable and supports a wide range of formats (doc, PPT, xls, rtf, pps, HTML, txt, pub and image formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EMF, TIFF, WMF)

2) Express PDF

Web utility ExpressPDF converts your web page, Microsoft Word document, or Excel document to PDF for free.

3) Create Adobe PDF

Create and publish reports, spreadsheets, and resumes for distribution to colleagues or clients. Distribute schedules, maps, and calendars as PDF files. Archive Web sites for easy reference and research. Turn scanned paper documents into searchable Adobe PDF files. Add Create Adobe PDF Online to your list of printers. Convert documents to Adobe PDF right from your desktop. Supports many file types, including Microsoft Office documents, graphics files, and Web pages. A free trial to convert your first five PDFs is available.

4) NovaPDF
Converts any type of printable document (DOC, XLS, PPT, HTML, EML, TXT..) into PDF files. Password protect the PDF files you create with 40-bit and 128-bit encryption levels, set different printing resolutions (from 72 dpi to 2400 dpi), NovaPDF support shared network printing. Supports ZIP and JPEG compression methods. You can define different profiles, each with its own settings for page size, resolution, fonts, compression, document info and save settings. NovaPDF also provide PDF SDK for integrating PDF print functions in software applications.

5) FPDF

FPDF is a PHP class which allows to generate PDF files with pure PHP, that is to say without using the PDFlib library. The advantage is that PDFlib requires a fee for a commercial usage. FPDF requires no extension (except zlib to activate compression) and works with PHP4 and PHP5.

6) Adobe CreatePDF

A free service from Adobe that allows you to convert MS office documents to PDF online. You upload the file to Adobe webserver or point a webpage URL and the resulting PDF is sent to you by email or can be downloaded directly from Adobe site. PS2PDF is another similar service – upload a postscript compatible file to and then click on the resulting link that contains the generated PDF.

Note that the free Adobe service limits each PDF to 100MB and 50 uploaded pages, and it times out after 10 minutes of processing per file, a limiting factor if you work with complicated files containing high-resolution images.

7) PostScript-to-PDF converter

Very powerful but for geeks. ps2pdf is a work-alike for nearly all the functionality (but not the user interface) of Adobe’s Acrobat Distiller product: it converts PostScript files to Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Many users report that the combination of ps2pdf with Acrobat is superior to using a generic PostScript viewer (psview or ghostview), particularly for documents with many pages where the navigational support in PDF files reduces the overhead involved in navigating conventional PostScript documents.

8) rss 2 pdf

Free Online RSS, Atom or OPML to PDF Generator. A flickr support is also provided, to make a pdf eBook with all your flickr collection in it. (Only the first few entries of the rss is converted to pdf, and not all).

9) Fast PDF

Supports Doc format conversion and is very quick.

10) PDF for U

PDF4U is an online service to create PDF documents. Convert your Word, PowerPoint, and postscript documents to PDF. Use their PDF4U printer to convert any printable document to PDF. A size limit of 45 kb has been imposed for free conversion.

11) Kinati 2PDF:

K2PDF.COM is an online web-based PDF document conversion service which is suitable for anyone. Whether you are the executive of a company who needs to create proposals in PDF, or a student who needs to hand in your assignment in PDF format, or an author writing your own ebook, or someone updating your own CV/Resume in PDF, to name but a few. It converts many raw document formats including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher to PDF. It accepts document uploads up to 15 megabytes. The entire process to convert documents to PDF takes very little time to complete — and that means you will have your PDF documents in no time. They also allow, ZIP files to be uploaded for conversion.

And if you still want a free software to save time uploading your files:

Primo PDF

  • FREE PDF Converter – not a trial version.
  • Print to PDF from virtually any application.
  • Create PDF output optmized for print, screen, ebook, or prepress.
  • No annoying pop-up ads, no registration requirement – no catch!
  • High-quality, easy to use PDF creator for all users.
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4 Responses to “Online PDF conversion tools”

  1. 1 Tomas

    Another good online service for converting source(office,images etc.) files to PDF and even more PDF to DOC.

  2. 2 Tomas

    Sorry Admin, I forgot to include url http://www.freepdfconvert.com

  3. @Tomas:
    Thanx a lot, for letting us know 🙂


  1. 1 hiphop ringtones

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