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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. Jul 17, 2010 at 14:10
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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 May 28, 2012 at 18:48
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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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