If you create info products, documents for teleseminar participants, or documents to share with colleagues or employees, you know that sending a document in .pdf has the best chance of being opened on any operting system. But converting to .pdf can be expensive since Adobe Acrobat, the premier software, is expensive, around $300. I happen to own Adobe Acrobat because I convert a lot of documents. However, my biggest gripe is that if you have embedded links in your docs, you have to manually convert each hyperlink to make it active. In my case, that can take an hour or two depending on the number of links in a document.
Thanks to my colleague Michael Pollock of SavvySolo, there is an easier and less expensive solution. A few months ago Michael reported on his quest for an inexpensive pdf converter software. The winner was deskPDF Professional.
I´m a convert! I purchased this software last night and used it this morning. As I said, the biggest pain with Adobe is that you have to manually activate the hyperlinks if they are not in an http:// format. I love the fact that the embedded links are automatically converted with deskPDF Professional. This program saved me at least an hour today, just on one document so it´s already paid for itself.
Though it’s not free, it’s only $29.95 which is why it merits inclusion in this category of 101 Free and Low Cost Tools.