Whether your non-profit shares its PDF publications by email, Scribd.com, or elsewhere online, clickable links make it easy for readers to go to your website and take the next action. But the ability to retain hyperlinks when converting documents to PDF format has been missing from most of the free or low-cost web-based PDF tools to date. Finally, problem solved! Here’s a free online document converter that can keep your links working in PDF format.
Thanks to Donnie Maclurcan (@donmacca) of ProjectAustralia for sharing this find on Twitter!
Neevia Document Converter lets you instantly create a PDF (or image) file from just about any common file format (Mac or Windows). Convert to PDF from a plain text document, RTF, Word, Write, WordPerfect, MS Works, Lotus, Excel and other word-processing or spreadsheet files, Adobe PostScript and PDF, MS Publisher, Powerpoint, Lotus Freelance, about 50 kinds of graphics... the list of supported file formats goes on and on. Just upload your file (1MB max) and select the conversion options you prefer; it’s that easy.
But wait, there’s more...
Neevia Document Converter is just one of a suite of 4 free web-based applications that, between them, should take care of any PDF-massaging tasks a non-profit communicator is likely to need to do. And the three other free PDF tools in Neevia’s online suite are equally impressive:
- Compress PDF – Upload a large PDF documents (5MB limit) and choose from a range of compression options to reduce its file size. Options include the ability to remove bookmarks, annotations, forms, and other file-bloating elements that may not be needed.
- Merge PDF – Merge up 20 separate PDF files (10 MB total upload limit) into one PDF document.
- Resize PDF – This tool lets you change the format of an uploaded PDF document (up to 5MB ) with many paper sizes to choose from. Optionally, scale the contents and constrain while scaling, to keep the same proportions as the page size changes. (Tip: if you’re not sure you know your A4 from B6 JIS, see the Wikipedia entry on paper sizes for a detailed explanation and diagrams.)
Neevia is the company behind some pretty high-powered proprietary software for wrangling PDF documents, so it came as no big surprise that all four of the free online tools worked like a charm when tested. What did come as a very pleasant surprise, however, was how very quickly my test document conversions were completed and the new PDF files ready to view and download. Bookmarked!