Convert files to PDF Online

Have you ever worked in a group and received a file that you couldn’t open for various reasons. Many times its a Apple vs. Microsoft issue or a newer file type is not accessible in an older program such as trying to open a 2007 Word DOCX file in Word 2003. This can be very frustrating for group members especially if the sender does not know how to save the file in a format that can be accessible to everyone such as a PDF or older file type (ie .doc instead of .docx).

There are websites that will allow you to upload the inaccessible file you just received and email you back a PDF file. One such site is PDFonline (  PDF Online: The place for your PDF needsConvert ANY documents to PDF with BCL easyPDF Printer. BCL easyPDF Printer works as a virtual printer and converts your Office documents, web pages, images or engineering diagrams into PDF documents.

Recently this site was used to convert a calendar created by a professor in Microsoft Publisher given to a course developer who used only a Mac. PDFonline was used to create a file that the developer could use to retrieve the information without having to disturb the professor while they were on vacation.


Posted on December 26, 2009, in tips, Tools and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great idea, thanks for this tip!

  2. Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.

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