Create PDF’s from any Windows Application

Sometimes making a PDF is the best way to distribute something. You know everybody can open it, it always looks the same, you don’t have to worry about scripting viruses and other yukies, and it has a fairly high cool/geek factor.

To answer your next question, no, we’re not buying everybody copies of Adobe Acrobat. But you can install a free PDF printer driver. That will make another printer appear in your printer list that you can print to from any application, but when you hit print it will ask you where to put the PDF. There are a number of free ones available, but the PC’s favorite right now is PrimoPDF, which is free as in “free beer”, vs. free as in annoying pop ups asking you to buy the licensed version. You can find it here.