For many other reasons I use Neo Office instead of Microsoft Office. It's a free open source suite of programs from Sun Microsystems that does everything Office can and more. It reads and writes all the office file formats including the older ones from a time when Mac PowerPoint files were not compatible with PC PowerPoint files.... You get the idea. But one feature I rarely see mentioned is the extremely robust PDF export. So you can open a native .doc file (maintaining all the Microsoft formatting) and then export as a PDF with complete security, font, compression, and versioning control, none of which the generic printer PDF export does. The latest port is always at neooffice.org
HTML?format=PDF. The latest port is available in the Office Online PDF export site. And the latest port is at pdf2pdf.com. I use the current version (10.0) of pdf2pdf, but I've updated it for the new versions of Sun Office that they've released recently. Here are a few pages you'd find the PDF export page for. Here are a few other PDF export pages in PDF2PDF.org: Here are some great presentations by Jim Pebbles that discuss many of the features of pdf2pdf. And Jim also has some excellent tutorials for the features of pdf2pdf And he answers the questions that I asked about pdf2pdf, including the answer I got to why Sun doesn't include PDF2PDF in Office. Now, since I'm an oldie but a goodie when it comes to reading PDF files, I also learned a useful fact from this article: The PDF file format is the only file.