I can’t believe I didn’t know this existed earlier. If you work with HOAs and Property Management companies you know that there is a ton of paper floating around. Getting it into PDF for easy sharing online can be hard. Many of you have to print it out and scan it in, which creates a large file that cannot be searched because it’s saved as an image instead of text. But now, you can convert your Word 2007 file into PDF right from Word with a free add-in from Microsoft. I tested it and it works!
Here’s the link to the add-in that you need for Word 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4D951911-3E7E-4AE6-B059-A2E79ED87041&displaylang=en
It looks like there is NOT a similar conversion tool for earlier versions of Word (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA011683331033.aspx). If you know of one, please post it in the comments.
After your download the file and click “Run” it will automatically install. The process takes about 60 seconds. Then type your document and click “Save As”. You’ll see the new save as “PDF or XPS” option in the menu.