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Is there a site that will (ideally for free) convert a file that I upload to a PDF? Just general office formats, nothing fancy like CAD or other graphics formats.

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Google Docs is great for this.

You can upload a number of formats, and then edit the files etc.

When you're ready to get the PDF, just do File -> Download As -> PDF

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I have found that google docs is very limited on it's surport for formating of spread sheets etc, so this is only likly to work when only simple formating is used. –  DoNotInstall Jul 17 '10 at 14:10

Adobe have an online tool for this under the Acrobat.com brand, there is a free plan if you want to try it out first

http://createpdf.adobe.com/

I've also used http://www.freefileconvert.com/ in the past to quickly convert files and have been happy with their service

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It seems that Adobe doesn't have free plan anymore –  Andrey Botalov May 28 '12 at 18:48

Zamzar allows for conversion of most (office) documents into other popular formats. Its free for filesizes upto 100MB

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My personal solution to the conversion question is to install a PDF printer like CutePDF (for Windows, such functionality is built-in to Mac OS X), set that printer as my default, then right-click and do a "Print" form the context menu in Windows Explorer.

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