Have you ever wanted to share a file with someone, but you’re not sure that the person who will receive your document has the software necessary to view it? Or perhaps you’d like others to see your document, but you don’t want changes made to it. Converting your file to portable document format—or .pdf—is often a good solution for these types of situations. But what if you don’t have software on your computer, like Adobe Acrobat, to convert your files?
There are several free file conversion services that could provide your solution. One service, PDF Online (http://www.pdfonline.com), walks you through a 3-step conversion process where you select your file, name the converted file, and enter your email address, so the converted output file can be emailed back to you.
Another free online file conversion service, Zamzar (http://www.zamzar.com/) offers even more options. Video and audio format conversion is possible with this service. The process is similar to the PDF Online conversion process, except that you also select the output format you would like.
Of course these services don’t provide as many options as software you might purchase can offer, but for quick and simple file conversions, these services provide inexpensive and convenient solutions.