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Giveaway of the day — Simpo Word to PDF

Simpo Word to PDF creates professional and high-quality PDF documents from Word .DOC and .DOCX files.
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User rating: 260 (38%) 418 (62%) 36 comments

Simpo Word to PDF was available as a giveaway on April 30, 2010!

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Simpo Word to PDF is your best Microsoft Office Word partner for creating professional and high-quality PDF documents from Word .DOC and .DOCX files.

This powerful Word to PDF converter will get you shock, since it accurately keeps the layout, text, tables, images, etc. of the original word files, and even preserve hyperlinks in word documents. To save your time, it’s allowed to convert Word to PDF in batch with fast speed!

System Requirements:

Windows 7, Vista, XP (x32); Microsoft Office Word 2000/ 2002/ 2003 required to create PDF files from .DOC.; Microsoft Office Word 2007 required to create PDF files from .DOCX.

Publisher:

Simpo Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.simpopdf.com/word-to-pdf.html

File Size:

6.18 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#36

Answer to 26.This feature is built in to Word 2007.

No, it is not. You have to download an addon from Office page.

The GAOTD is working fine although I have my Office Ultimate 2007 with "all" its addons. Thanx GAOTD!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Usuario Unico  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I don't understand the need for this. Microsoft Word, in fact the entire Office suite, has a free plug-in from the MS site that does this. It is free, too. In fact, a lot of the packages have the plug-in already installed. If use use the older versions of Word, I can understand, but unnecessary with 2007 and 2010.

Reply   |   Comment by Dale Norman  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

#16 and #30 Let anyone tell anything about the software. Why do you go and attack someone's comment about software. Don't you think people have their right to tell anything they want about the software? Criticizing someone about their point of view about the software is violating their rights to comment. This site is not to put down on people's commenting behaviour of new software. This site is to comment on about the software only. Doesn't matter how deep you analyse or what angle you analyse about the software as long as you comment about software you are doing a great job. Please don't criticize other people's commenting behaviour and you put yourself down. Let anyone show off. If you think someone trying to show off you laugh. I hope I am not hurting anyone. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Neutral  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I am only interested in the feature of converting hyperlinks--ones with keywords, not just a URL. Does this or Open Office do this?

Reply   |   Comment by justme  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

@11 I use an older version of Primo and have created clickable links in the pdf.

Reply   |   Comment by DB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

use cute pdf - its lighter, works great and is free

Reply   |   Comment by samwise  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

#16 “Try it, you might like it.”

What a stupid phrase. Hey. I never tried smacking myself in the head with a hammer. But, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like that either.

Reply   |   Comment by PennyTang  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#29

I support aRenegade's comments today.
He stated his case very well.

Reply   |   Comment by ART  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#28

Another thing. I hate it that every silly utility creates its own subfolder in My Documents and makes it its default output folder. I really don't want the output there. Why on Earth would I want to? I want the PDF created in the same folder as the original .DOC file of course and if I want it anywhere else I'll tell the software of move the file. So I want at least a button or check box that selects the output folder as being the same as the input document's folder. No..... I tell a lie. I want at least that when I use the output browse button to manually browse all the way to that original folder that the PDF file is ACTUALLY placed there and NOT STILL in the default 'Simpo Word to PDF' subfolder of My Documents which to my utter surprise this software VERY ANNOYINGLY does.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

@16...This program is a WORD to PDF program so Microsoft Word is required to "appreciate" it. Your analogy regarding Apple Macs makes no sense at all (big surprise). A program that crreates a virtual printer that is unusable obviously needs some work...especially if it wants to compete with PDF converters already available since "wayyyy back when". Get a clue and quit wasting time/space with your personal rants. It's obvious that you don't even try the software out and that you're just trying irritate certain people.

Reply   |   Comment by aReject  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#26

I had to try this software, so the first thing I converted was a formula sheet I made for one of my classes. Equations do not convert well. Just an FYI!

Reply   |   Comment by Jamie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#25

This feature is built in to Word 2007.

http://ryan.ifupdown.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/word-save-as-pdf1.png

Reply   |   Comment by Confused User  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

I'm confused. In Word 2007 I can "Save As" PDF right out of the box. Why the heck would I need this product?

Do people not know this feature is built in?

Reply   |   Comment by Confused User  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Free Alternatives
PDF_Creator

Reply   |   Comment by guillo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#22

Is there any way to convert pdf's to word?

Reply   |   Comment by Karena Boudreaux  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#21

Although I use MS Word 2007 to convert Word to PDF, Simpo Word to PDF retains high quality image (photo). I just compared my MS Word 2007 conversion to PDF vs. Simpo Word to PDF at 100%, 200% & 400% and the photo quality at 200% and beyond was amazing with Simpo but MS Word conversion became blurry at 200% and very blurry at 400%. Just my two cents.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#20

aRenegade, you seem to just focus on showing off your hatred against Ashraf, what is the point?
Today's bad list is just right, actually if you're using Word 2007 or above you don't need this at all because since SP2, Word 2007 is already fully capable of saving its document to PDF or XPS format. Unjustified? Why is it unjustified, you have to fully explain before attacking someone, otherwise it will be just nothing more than marking yourself a simple worthless internet troll.
"Word to PDF" will usually mean "I can convert Word documents to PDF without you having Microsoft Word installed", so that is a good point. Definitely YOU NEED TO SURF OUT OF THIS SITE FOR THIS VERDICT. Search google for "word to pdf converter", ANY CONVERTER WILL NOT REQUIRE MICROSOFT WORD ALREADY INSTALLED ON SYSTEM. Of course you could point out Word 2003 or below but as I have mentioned above other converter programs DO NOT USUALLY REQUIRE Word installed.
Requiring Open XML Compatibility pack for Word 2003 is a joke too, it this program claims to be a "converter", it would have to build that function in already, since Open XML is quite transparantly opened up for anyone.

Moreover Ashraf doesn't complain about installing a printer driver. He complains that this program installs a printer driver but the printer driver DOES NOT DO ANYTHING DURING CONVERSION. Are you even reading his comment? I doubt so. You're just a troll just aims to screw Ashraf anyway. WHAT IS THE PROFIT BY DOING SO?

Reply   |   Comment by Celes  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#19

I have Simpo PDF Creator (full-featured, upgraded version of today's Giveaway), so I have no need to download today's offer. That said, I can vouch for (and verify) what Ashraf smartly pointed out - that Simpo's virtual-printing feature does not work, and shame on Simpo for providing a non-working feature to its customers.

Below are good alternatives (freeware & paid) for your consideration:

DoPDF Converter-100% Free, CNET User Rating 4/5

PDF Printer-100% Free, CNET User Rating 4/5
Nitro PDF Professional - Feature-Rich, Excellent Paid Program

By the way, I have the Nitro PDF Professional program (that I bought on a certain well-known auction site for a very reasonable price), and it is excellent and much better than Adobe Acrobat or Simpo PDF Creator, in my humble opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#18

It does indeed convert .DOCX files. And it works with Hebrew text.

The only thing I have noted is that some files do not get converted at all.

Reply   |   Comment by IIra  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#17

Cool, I just installed MS OFFICE 2010 x64 EDITION, This will be good for the new WORD documents, .PDF Rules!

Reply   |   Comment by NecroGnomezZz  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#16

Criticizing today’s GOTD because it requires Microsoft Office in order to appreciate it is like saying an Apple Macintosh is bad because it doesn’t use a windows operation system. And creating PDF’s out of .DOCX (which by the way is the file format used in Word 2007) can be converted as easily as turning on a PC. Furthermore, creating a virtual printer is something that’s been a part of how Adobe PDF conversion programs have worked since wayyyy back when.

You Needn’t Surf Out Of The Site For This Verdict:

Today’s “Bad” list is a part of a continuing saga of unjustified and trivial faultfinding at its best. PDF conversion programs can be applied to a variety of work projects, and it’s up to each individual user to find those uses, and how useful this program is for themselves. As the saying goes “Try it, you might like it.”

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-52)
#15

@ All.

If you don't have Word 2007 or above, this program can accurately convert all hyperlinks, whether image or text, so it's worth downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by PESfan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#14

Not needed for Word 2007. It has it's own ability to save as a PDF. Even keeps the hyperlinks active.

Reply   |   Comment by dap121  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#13

Why do you need this program.
If you are using word 2007
Open or create a document
Then save the document as a pdf document
Works for me

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#12

Nice app but the limitations outweigh its pluses. What do I want with in install (of a virtual printer)that does nothing? A useless install. I'm glad for these reviews. The free alternatives, if I ever feel a need to convert Word Documents to PDFs, seem more than adequate. If an IT manager of a Bank finds a freeware program, Cute PDF, to be more efficacious, that sounds like high praise.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#11

I use primo which was a previous giveaway. Someone mentions that Simpo can handle hyperlinks. I am interested in that feature. Does anyone know if primo can handle hyperlinks - in other words that you can click on the hyperlink in the pdf document and it will bring you to the relevant webpage???

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

FYI. Right out of the box MS Word 2007, MS Excel 2007, MS Visio 2007, etc already have the ability to save from any of their native file formats to PDF format.

This, of course means that if you already have Word 2007, you "simply" don't need to install "Simpo" Word to PDF on your computer.
If you're still using earlier versions of MS Word or even just freeware MS Word Readers, you have the no-cost option to download, install and use "Cute PDF" at ANY time on ANY day and on as many MS Windows computers as you need to create PDF versions of ANY files that have a print option.

Best of all, Cute PDF is not only licensed as freeware for personal use, but it is also free for unlimited COMMERCIAL use.
As an IT manager for a bank with fifteen branches, I have installed and supported "Cute PDF" on all of our workstations for over four years, and to date this little freeware gem has not caused us a single support issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+55)
#9

I already have (at least) three utilities installed that have created virtual printers capable of capturing Word's (and other application's) output and converting it to PDF or other formats. Because this claims to be specifically designed to preserve Word layout (better than other utilities?) I thought I'd install it. I consider printing to such a virtual printer the most convenient way to convert to PDF for the user who occasionally wants to do so. Unfortunately the Simpo virtual printer is not capable of capturing the Word output and launching the conversion software which is pretty weak IMHO. Every other virtual printer I have ever encountered was actually capable of redirecting the printer output. The fact this software cannot do so makes me seriously question its other capabilities and whether it'll work any better than the PDF converters I already have installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#8

Word to pdf--not diffcult to preserve layouts, whereas pdf to word is difficult.
I prefer bullzip pdf printer
Nothing new or great in this software

Reply   |   Comment by sherin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#7

But it does a great job in handling hyperlinks!
And Simpo Word to PDF does convert docx files if you have the compatibility pack installed in office XP/2003.

Supports drag and drop

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

thank you for this program although were other pdf converter that was given as a Giveaway:this one is real good deal, wow the ouput of the pdf is a real quality,,,,,

Thank you GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#5

It worked perfectly with Office 2010 beta. Quick. Simple. Done.

Reply   |   Comment by Gigi  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#4

Just use OpenOffice.org, it is free and able to open DOC and DOCX files and convert all document types to PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by Arnold Lecherche  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+86)
#3

#1,Ashraf are you saying that even with the office 2007 compatability pack installed it wont convert .docx files on a system with word 2003 or earlier? if so that's pathetic! Other option is use the earlier word version to load and convert to compatible format and then save it out as a .doc file and convert that.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#2

i'm happy with PrimoPDF. it's free and accurate!

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

The Good
* Straightforward and easy to use.
* Allows users to change metadata of output PDFs.
* Allows users to apply user or owner security to output PDFs.
* Supports batch processing and drag + drop.
* Properly converts hyperlinks.

The Bad
* Requires Microsoft Word installed to use.
* Microsoft Word 2000/2002/2003 are not able to create PDFs out of .DOCX.
* Installs a virtual printer, but printer does nothing when used.

Free Alternatives
eXPert PDF Pro 5

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+87)
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