When you need to share a document with a large group of people, Adobe’s PDF is the recommended format. The files are small, accurate and viewable on just about any platform. You do not need to worry about formatting, fonts, resolution etc.

There are quite a few free software available to create or convert a file to PDF. But what if you are away from home, or need more features, like the ability to edit PDF files or create them directly from other documents? Solution is to look for Free online services.

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Top 10 Free Online PDF Creators

1. PrimoPDF

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PrimoPDF allows you to upload a file and receive it back as a PDF via email. It can handle more than 300 common file types and convert them to PDF. It is very easy to use but make sure your original document is less than 5MB in size. There is absolutely no watermark or marketing link created.

2. PDF Hammer

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With PDF hammer you can combine multiple PDF files into a single file. It lets you upload multiple files, then rearrange, reorder and delete pages, and merge them into a single document. In addition to that, you can password protect your file and even update PDF meta-data like the Author, Title and Subject fields. Unfortunately it has a limit of 100 pages for uploaded files.

3. PDFVue

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PDFVue is an excellent online service that allows you to edit files in .pdf directly from the web, without installing any program on your desktop, in an easy and fast way. Upload, or, alternatively, the import of a resource from the network and the game is done! One irritating thing about PDFVue is that the documents are kept to the very middle of the page and cannot be expanded to take up the whole screen. You will be able to rotate pages or delete them, add text, images or sticky notes, even create PDF forms.

4. PDF Escape

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PDFescape is your free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. PDFescape is a new way to open PDF files and escape from the typical software requirements for using the de facto document file format. PDFescape’s editing tool feels a lot like a simple desktop application, with a toolbar up top, and a workspace that’s set up with a file source list, and a tool pallet.

5. Google Doc

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Google doc is a very simple and straight forward way to create PDF files online without installing any additional software. Just upload and edit your file online and select ‘Save As’ in Google Doc. More than enough for some basic editing and creation of PDF files.

6. PDFMaker (link removed)

PDFMaker lets you create a document directly from your browser. Just enter and format your text in the web editor, then click Download to generate a PDF copy.

7. HTML to PDF

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It’s a simple HTML to PDF Converter. No need to install any applications on your computer. It’s free and without registration! There’s no charge, no registration, not even any banner ads – just a lightweight page where you enter the target URL, click a button and download your PDF file.

8. PDF Converter

Convert commonly used files (Microsoft Office, Open Office, graphic images, vector graphic and other formats) to PDF. You need to upload the source file and enter your email address. Then the converted PDF file would be sent to your mailbox in a few minutes.

9. Free PDF Creator

With PDFill PDF creator, you can Protect PDF with password in different encryption level and options, Create PDF files optimized for Screen, Ebook, Printer etc. It also allows you to Email, Merge, Split or Reorder, Reformat, Header or Footer, Watermark after the PDF creation.

10. Adobe website

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Convert to Adobe PDF from a wide variety of applications including web pages. The catch here is that you have to register for this service and you have just 5 uses available.

 
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  • Simran

    great list !!! I used some of them but not the all. Its very difficult to find free PDF editors when we require one. thanks for the great list :)

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  • http://blogote.com Rockstar Sid

    I prefer the 5th method, it is easy to create PDF files using Google doc online or with open office freeware.

    Nice list!

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  • TuSpanish

    Good collection. I usually use google docs because I write my documents directly on the Web application.

    Cheers.

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    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @All,
      Thank you guys :D

  • George Serradinho

    Hi,

    I have tried some of them and they are decent, but I opted to organise Acrobat Ellements from a friend and installed it on my laptop and now it’s so much easier.

    This way I don’t have to be connected to the internet and all.

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    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @George,
      Nice!! But my post was deliberately about ONLINE pdf creators/editors. Not everytime you will have your PC/laptop with you, right? ;)

  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Thanks for the list.

    Will check this out.

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  • Samrat P

    i have used the Google doc and i find it easy to create a PDF file with Google doc….
    but tats a great list you have posted..
    thanku for making my work easy.

  • Gennice

    GhostScript is also cool. It creates a fully compatible PDF file out of anything you print, with no limitations or watermarks at all.

  • http://www.nitropdf.com Richard Crocker

    Thanks for including our free PDF Hammer and PrimoPDF tools — much appreciated! You might like to check out our latest free tools as well. http://www.pdftoword.com and http://www.pdftoexcelonline.com. Thanks again.

  • internet marketing reviews

    Thanks its really nice and useful list. its really helpful for online user.

  • analogstuff

    It was really a good list but i felt that u have missed to list the following pdf writers.
    I use Bullzip pdf as free pdf creator.
    You can even use pdf995 also for creating pdf.

  • prasad

    By the way, if you wanted to watermark your pdf documents, there are almost no tools online. I accidentally came across this web application. Hope its useful to a lot of people.

    http://watermark-images.com/pdf-watermark.aspx

  • Alex

    Wonderfull list of PDF creators

    Helped me a lot

    Thanks

    Regards

    Alex

  • ravi

    Thanks for the list. very handy