Downloads and Links ~ PDF Utilities

Description

PDF Converters

To convert PDF documents to image files, use the Utility ~ PDF To Image File Converter or a similar tool, or an online conversion service.

To convert image files into multi-page PDF documents, use the free Utility ~ IrfanView.

PDF Creators

It is very useful to create PDF documents from reports, etc., as the format and objects are retained. It also stops others altering your document. PDF files are explained on the Acrobat Reader page.

PDF creators will create a 'virtual printer' on your computer. In other words an extra PDF printer will appear in your list of available printers. If you print to this printer, instead of being printed out onto paper, a PDF file will be created.

However, many popular products now incorporate PDF creators. For example, the free OpenOffice.org suite has an Export as PDF option, the free 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in and the full Microsoft Office 2010 suite provide a Save as PDF option, and Family Historian Version 4, or later, can save Charts, Diagrams, Query Result Sets, Reports & Books as PDF documents.