Sometimes, I need to make PDFs. Vendors would like to use stuff I write, and I am happy to let them do so for nominal fees, but I don’t want the content changed. But I’m not really in the publishing business, and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a tool for that purpose. So I was pleased when a friend told me about PDF995 and their suite of easy-to use tools.
A quick download of the PDF995 Printer Driver and a brief installation process was all I needed to get going. The application embeds itself into Microsoft Word (and other apps) as a printer. You don’t select “print to file” – just choose PDF995 from the printer list and it pops up a window for you to specify filename and location. It’s that simple.
Can you use it free? Yes – you will see a screen that reminds you who made it when you actually create the file. Not much hassle there.
Should you use it free? No. They want only – you guessed it – $9.95 for a supported version. Pay them, and sleep better at night. They deserve to get paid.
This is a short post. Why make it longer? Nothing more to say. It works. Try it.