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Friday, April 10, 2009

Alternatives to PDF printer driver installation

Installing a PDF printer driver requires admin privileges. If somehow you encounter the popup window saying that you require administrator previleges to continue installing any PDF creator application on your PC, consider using a portable PDF application or you could use a a free on-line service to convert most file formats to PDF.

Portable PDF Application:
1) PDFProducer v1.3-------- Related Article: Tiny USB Office PDFproducer is a nice little utility which converts plain text into PDF documents.
2) Portable Portable is a full-featured office suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Lotus and other office applications. It also includes the ability to export Portable Document Format (PDF) files with no additional software, and can also function as a basic WYSIWYG editor for creating and editing web pages. Related Article: Free cross-platform office application suite
3) PDF Converter at 180 Portable Programs
4)Portable Foxit PDF Editor 2.1.0 build 0119 allows you to modify any page contents within any PDF document. You can select, insert, change, remove, rotate, copy and paste texts, images and graphics. You can insert, import, delete pages or design page layout. After you finish editing, you can print out the result PDF file or save it to overwrite the original file or create a new file. To find out more details about the actions Foxit Editor enables you to perform on a PDF file.
5) Portable Swift PDF 1.1Swift PDF is useful for taking images (from scans, photos, downloads or any other source) and combining them into a single PDF document.
7)NW Docx Converter V3.3
Docx2Rtf converts Word 2007 DOCX/DOTX and OpenOffice SXW/ODT files to RTF or PDF format without needing MS Office 2007 or OpenOffice installed. It is not perfect in retrieving formatting and images from these files, but it does a decent job of retrieving the basic information. It is also capable of displaying a page-by-page layout view of what was retrieved and lets you send it to the printer. In addition, Docx2Rtf is able to open, view and print PDF, HTML, RTF etc. files.
License: Freeware
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Docx2Rtf.exe.
8) Adobe Acrobat 6 Professional - Virtual (portable).
Download Part Rar 1
Download Part Rar 2

9) Portable Adobe Acrobat 8 usbtools
Download links:

Free on-line service PDF conversion

Web2PDF Online
Convert Any Documents to PDF
Document Converter eXPress
Useful Free Services

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