How's your little US nonprofit avoiding Adobe Acrobat and printing PDFs for free?
I work for a small nonprofit in the United States. There are about 25 of us, all working on Windows XP or Windows 7 machines. At present, we are all using Adobe Acrobat 7, 8, or 9 (purchased for each machine at a steep nonprofit discount through saintly TechSoup
) to print various documents to PDF.
We pay less for Acrobat than we would in the for-profit world, but it's still a substantial cost for us. And all we're doing is turning Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and the occasional webpage into a PDF. Why do we need this big, expensive tool?
There's plenty of Windows freeware out there that says it will print to PDF. But it's hard to evaluate them because search engines return a mix of user reviews and marketing.
So I ask you: What are the best free PDF printers here and now, especially for those of you that deploy them for groups of colleagues? I'd love to drop Acrobat and use your suggestion, so thanks for your replies.