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 (http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/).  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.

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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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