For me, the easiest way to create PDF file is to install add-in driver or driver printer such as doPDF, CutePDF etc which I tried in the past. They are totally free. Of course, there are available software for the specific purpose of creating PDF files. Remember that its always been my goal to convert files easily using freewares.
Before PDF, I prefer using MS Word as the initial document for many reasons, easy editing, layout, formatting etc. I believe I mentioned that many times already. The following is a list of like softwares below, check it out what’s best for you. Take note that these are PDF converters and not PDF reader… simply choose the installed printer driver as your printer to convert the document to PDF.
doPDF (1.6 MB) is a free PDF converter that works for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows Operating System. Doesn’t require GhostScript or runtime environments like the .NET Framework. Open a document (with Microsoft Word, WordPad, NotePad or any other software), choose Print and select doPDF. No tagged or watermark PDF output.
CutePDF also a free PDF converter that works for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista (x32/x64). The printer driver converts the document into a PDF file. It requires to install the GPL GhostScript (18.5 MB for version 8.64). I installed both the Writer (1.54 MB) and Converter (5.01 MB) to use it. Choose CutePDF Writer as your printer. No tagged or watermark PDF output.
Bullzip PDF Printer (4.0 MB) is a virtual driver compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/2003/2003 x64/Vista/Vista x64/2008/Windows 7 (beta build 7000). The printer driver requires GhostScript Lite (8.8 MB) but doesn’t need to download separately, it will also be installed. Its a freeware with limitations, which means that it is FREE for personal and commercial use up to 10 users only. Choose BullZip PDF Writer to convert your document to PDF.
Originally, I started this list with 10 printer driver softwares. I removed commercial softwares, also those free softwares with tagged PDF or with advertisement of their product on the PDF output file. I also removed a freeware, I used in the past because it was installing a different name and not free anymore. Please read further information/compatibility on the links provided above, I am not liable for any damage it may cause you. On the other hand, I will still search for more like freewares and add them here.