Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to Convert Forms for your Website from doc to pdf

It can possibly be said that in the computer world there are two main languages – Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF. Unfortunately, the two do not often speak the same language. If you are in the business of creating websites that require forms to be downloaded, then you know that eventually everything you create needs to end up in PDF format. More specifically, there is a high need to be able to convert from Word doc to pdf without purchasing expensive software upgrades.

Adobe’s PDF document format is the standard for sharing documents across the internet thanks to its universal compatibility. PDF files are viewable across more pieces of software and more devices than any other file format. For maximum security and reliable print formatting, it is the best to use on any website platform.

On the flip side, there is possibly nothing better than Microsoft Word for document design and creation. Almost every computer has some version of Word installed and the .doc format is pretty much a worldwide standard. Order forms, applications, flyers, newsletters and many other types of documents gathering and transmitting information are created with ease in Word.

The problem then, is how to best present the finished document on your website for easy viewing, downloading, or sharing via email. Very few home computer owners have the expensive Adobe Acrobat software installed. Particularly if you work for a non-profit, are starting your own company or are a volunteer for a community organization, you don’t have the budget to purchase anything extra.

That is where a site like is a huge benefit. Their free file conversion tool will generate a pdf file instantly. The most novice computer user can successfully convert a Word doc to a PDF in minutes and get back to business of running their business!

All file conversions – and there are many other formats available – are completely free and secure. For more information, please contact us.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

How to Open Docx Files Automatically by Double-Clicking Them

You may have decided to stick with your older version of Microsoft Word because you don't need all the new features, don't have money in the budget for an upgrade, or don't like how much longer it takes for the latest version load. If you have a version of Microsoft Word that is earlier than 2007, you've already discovered that it cannot open the docx format, which is the default for the latest software.

Of course, you can use our site,, to quickly and easily docx files to doc, but your version of Microsoft Word can read. However, this can get cumbersome quickly if you have several files to read. Isn’t it better to open a docx file just by double-clicking it so it loads into your favorite word-processing program?

With our docXConverter, you can do exactly that. Simply download and install the program to your desktop. All you have to do from this point on is double-click any docx file. It is automatically gets converted to RTF format, which can be read by many types of programs. The file then opens up in your version of Word, or in any program that you’ve defined for RTF files. The conversion preserves all styles, formatting, table, sections, objects, graphics, revision marks, headers and footers, among other document features.

Our docXConverter also lets you control several options such as where to save the converted file, what application to use for opening, and what messages you receive after the process. If you’re interested in testing docXConverter, you can download a trial version.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Why Make PDF Files?

If you use standard formats such as DOC for word-processing or XLS for spreadsheets, you’re probably comfortable in distributing documents with those formats. After all, don’t most people have access to applications that can read them? And if they don’t, can’t they use free applications, such as OpenOffice, or sites, such as Google Docs, to open the files?

Actually, the PDF format offers several advantages beyond having documents that can be opened and read by anyone:
  • Preserve layouts and formatting. If you spent any time at all adjusting the look of your pages, you want a reader to view them exactly as you’ve laid them out. If they download and print a DOC or XLS file, the paging and line breaks will be off since they won’t have the exact same printer and font setup that you do. Only PDF preserves your layout without changes.
  • Allow interactivity. PDFs allow hyperlinks, multimedia, text notes and markups within the file. They can even include forms that a recipient can fill, or that can import and export data
  • Include all subordinate files in one location. To minimize file size, you may have included references to external charts, pictures and other files in your document. If you send the document itself without remembering to include all the subordinate files, your recipient will see blank spaces or errors where the missing files go. A PDF files automatically sucks up all the inclusions and puts them in their proper places.
  • Prohibit changes. If a document must remain unchanged, such as for a court of law, then the PDF format meets that requirement by being “read only.” No one can change the file without leaving an electronic sign that it has been altered.
Our website offers a free and convenient way to make PDF files from many standard formats. Why not check it out?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why and How to Convert XLSX to PDF

Because of the many features found in Microsoft Office, and due to marketing muscle of the company that produces it, Office formats have become the standard in the business world. They have become so common that when people distribute documents or post them on the Internet for download, those files are often Office-compatible.

Unfortunately, Microsoft changed the default formats of its applications beginning with the 2007 version. In Excel 2007 for example, the format went from XLS to XLSX. Users who have older versions of Excel cannot read XLSX unless they upgrade to the later versions, or hassle with conversion programs.

If you the older Excel versions, or don’t own Excel at all, and receive the newer file, you can still read it if you convert XLSX to PDF. The PDF format requires no specific Microsoft Office programs to read. All you have to do is use our website to select the “XLSX to PDF” option. Then browse your computer and choose file that you want to convert. Finally, click the “Convert File to PDF” button and you’re done.

You are not restricted to converting Excel files. Our website can handle almost any Microsoft Office format as well as common options such as HTML and TXT. In addition, if you have the older Office versions, it can convert to older formats such as from XLSX to XLS. You can even add this conversion feature to your own website or blog for the benefit of your customers. All conversions are totally free and secure, and do not require you to register or give out your email address.

If you want more information on how we can help you with file conversion, please contact us.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 brings a universal language to online file conversion

Have you ever received an email attachment only to open it and find jumbled digital hieroglyphics?

The reason for this is likely because your computer does not have the software necessary to open that type of file and it attempted to view the file using an alternate program. To fix this problem, you will have to install additional software to your computer, further slowing its speed and risking installing all the irritating toolbars and desktop shortcuts that are inconveniently included in the software.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution. is an quick and easy file converter that takes an existing document and converts it to another format. The service is completely free and online, which means no money out of your pocket and never a need to download any additional software. When you receive a file that your computer is unable to read, simply upload it to and choose a new format. When the conversion is complete, download the file. It’s that easy. is a lifesaver for problems with incoming mail, but it can also help you be proactive against this problem happening to someone else. For example, there are a number of word processing applications available, including Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer, and WordPerfect, to name a few. If you are sending an important document to a client, colleague, or even family member and want to be sure that the file will display properly, can quickly convert it to the more standard PDF format.

Computing is constantly evolving, but makes it easy for all computer users to interact with each other. It speaks the universal language of conversion! For more information on our file conversion or other file transfer services, contact us today!