Microsoft Office 2007 Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
We’ve covered the OpenOffice built-in save as PDF feature — well, Microsoft also have one — it’s a handy little Office 2007 to pdf add on.
You can freely download it from the Microsoft web site – at – “2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF“. In addition, you’ll also find an XPS compatible version – 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as XPS.
I’ve given the PDF version a full workover and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty slick and very fast… I’m in the habit of using it for when I’m creating basic PDFs to send for review by my business partners.
The Winhelponline Blog has more detail about how it operates…
Ever wanted to create PDF files but don’t have a PDF writer application installed in your system? Microsoft has released a free Office 2007 Add-In named “Save as PDF or XPS Add-In” that allows you save files in PDF or XPS format from Office 2007 applications.
As the blog mentions, if you don’t have Office 2007, then you will need a PDF writer of some description (of which there is an abundance – for free).
UPDATE: You can find a complete and current list of free PDF creators/writers at our article – “Create PDFs for Free – a List of Free PDF Creation and PDF Generation Software”