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As many of you might know Microsoft office (2003 at least) does not support exporting pdf's nativity, What good software is there out there that can easily export a word document into a pdf format.

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I have used and like both pdfcreator and also CutePDF for making PDF files from windows applications which don't natively support pdf creation.

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CutePDF is good –  Alex Angas May 1 '09 at 9:32
    
Last time I checked, pdfcreator doesn't work on Vista, otherwise, works quite well. –  John Virgolino May 2 '09 at 3:41
    
both work on vista/7 and they both work good, thanks –  Shard May 4 '09 at 21:12
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Indeed, I can vouch for PDFCreator's working-ness on Vista. –  David Citron May 30 '09 at 3:03
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With the risk of sounding like an open source zealot (which I'm not), you should try OpenOffice; it's so way less annoying and faster than MS office that I ditched MSO at home.

Oh, and it also let you nativly save PDF's.

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Pdf 995 is a printer driver that exports to PDF format. The version I use initially came bundled with some tax software, so I don't know if the download product is the same, although I would imagine so. It's pretty easy to use and quite configurable.

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Pdf 995 is good on a single PC, but has major problems on Citrix, so we have had to avoid it. –  Richard Gadsden May 1 '09 at 12:00
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Microsoft supports PDF save-as (almost) out of the box for Office 2007

2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

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PrimoPDF or doPDF

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Unbelievable. 4 answers and still nobody mentioned Adobe Acrobat (since you didn't ask for free software)

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that's because he just wants to export, not edit pdf. –  csmba May 29 '09 at 23:19
    
@csmba - well, nothing's stopping you for using it just for exporting if you want it that way. And when it comes to "good applications for pdf" I believe adobe's should be on top (or very near) on any list. –  ldigas May 29 '09 at 23:52
    
I hate using sledgehammers to swat flies. –  Kara Marfia May 30 '09 at 0:13
    
"And when it comes to "good applications for pdf I believe adobe's should be on top (or very near) on any list." You have got to be kidding. Acrobat is bloated beyond belief; we PDF documents every day and have now turned to CutePDF as Adobe cannot handle certain file sizes, especially image-heavy presentations. CutePDF is quick and light and has yet to fail. –  fourstar Jun 23 '09 at 15:22
    
@fourstar - In the past I've exported documents up to 200+Mb with Acrobat and never had any problems with it. Lots of images, graphs and tables (technical reports). What file sizes were you handling ? Also, I've noticed it doesn't have problems with occationaly displaying full page images like some other editors (Foxit). –  ldigas Jun 23 '09 at 20:20
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