How to convert to PDF for free

You have just received that e-mail message you were waiting for so long with a very important document attached, a friend asked you to send it to him by converting it to PDF but you have no idea how to do it and above all it is not your intention to spend money to carry out this operation? If the answer is “yes” know that you have come to the right place, or rather on the right guide. In fact, in the following lines I will go to show you everything that can be done to convert to PDF for free.

Before explaining what needs to be done to succeed, it is good to clarify one point immediately. In the current state of things, numerous and useful tools are available on the market thanks to which it is possible to convert documents in various formats into PDF. Some of these tools are paid but many others are free, can be used directly online without having to install anything on your computer or any other type of device and also extremely functional. Clearly I will go to show you what I believe are the best free resources for conversion and, consequently, how to convert to PDF for free.

So if you are interested in finding out which services to use and the steps to take to convert to PDF for free, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time and devote yourself to reading this tutorial carefully. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that you will have succeeded without problems in your intent.


If you are still looking for a solution to convert PDFs online, try taking a look at  Online2PDF . This is an excellent web service dedicated solely to editing and converting PDF documents. You can use this service to convert documents, images, Microsoft Office files, OpenDocument files and Web pages and also to merge two or more documents into a single PDF. The service is totally free but has upload restrictions. In fact, it is not possible to process more than 20 documents simultaneously and it is not possible to upload files larger than 50MB (100MB for multiple uploads).

That said, if you are interested in finding out what you need to do in order to convert to PDF for free with Online2PDF, the first operation you need to do is to  click here  so that you can immediately connect to the main web page of the service. Then click on the Select files button   and choose the documents to be processed. Then expand the drop-down menu at the bottom and choose whether to create a single PDF by selecting the Standard Conversion item   or whether to convert Word files separately by selecting the  Create a new PDF file for each page item .

If necessary, you can make changes to the file to be converted using the buttons (their availability varies according to the type of file you intend to convert) located next to the item  Preferences:  present at the bottom.

Finally, press the Convert button   and wait for your documents to be converted first and then downloaded to your PC. Once the process is complete, the download of the document will start automatically.


Another great web service to convert to PDF for free is  CloudConvert . It is an online service able not only to convert various types of documents to PDF for free but also to act on videos, images, music, ebooks and all files created with Microsoft Office or LibreOffice. The service is extremely fast in processing data, allows you to act on multiple files at the same time and does not have annoying upload limits.

If you think this solution might interest you, the first thing you need to do in order to convert to PDF for free is to  click here  so that you can immediately connect to the main page of the service. Then click on the Select files button   and select the document or documents in format to be converted to PDF directly from the computer currently in use. Eventually you can select the files on which to act also from a specific URL, from Dropbox, from Google Drive, from OneDrive or from Box simply by pressing the arrow icon pointing down placed next to the Select files button   and then choosing the reference solution.

If you wish, before starting the procedure by which to convert to PDF for free, you can also merge multiple files into a single document. To do this, select the files you intend to act on, expand the merge all into one drop-down menu   located at the bottom right and select the PDF item   from the latter. Then arrange the icons of your files in the order you want to be respected in the output document.

After carrying out these steps, presses the Start conversion button  , wait for the files to be converted and download the final PDFs by clicking on the download button that appears next to their names. If necessary, before clicking on the Start conversion button,   you can check the  Notify me when it is finished box  to receive a specific notification when the procedure by which to convert to free PDF is completed and / or you can check the  Save file to my box  and select  Dropbox ,  Google Drive ,  OneDrive  or  Box to save the converted file on one of the cloud storage services in your possession and compatible with the tool.

Once the conversion procedure is complete you will then see the green download button appear  . Click on it to download the converted PDF document that was just returned to your computer.

PDF Converter

Another good web service to convert to PDF for free that I suggest you pay a few minutes of attention is  PDF Converter. It is a simple online tool that allows you to convert PDF files into various different formats and acting directly and comfortably from any Web browser. The service does not require the installation of any program or add-on on your computer and really works elementary.

To convert to PDF for free with PDF Converter, the first thing you need to do is  click here  so that you can immediately connect to the main web page of the service. Then press the blue Select file button   and select the document stored on your computer you want to convert. If, on the other hand, you want to convert to PDF for free by acting on a file present online, press the url entry   and fill out the form displayed on the screen by typing the document reference link.

If you wish, fill in the field below the item  E-mail convert file to: by typing your e-mail address. By filling in this field at the end of the conversion procedure you will receive an email containing a copy of the converted PDF file.

Then select the item  PDF (pdf)  from the drop-down menu under the item  Convert to:  then click on the blue  Convert button.

Then wait a few moments for the conversion procedure to be completed and then press the green  Download button  to immediately download the file that has just been converted into PDF format to your computer. By pressing the down arrow located next to the Download button, you can also choose to save the document just obtained on Google Docs.

Helpful resources and tools after conversion

If after being able to convert to PDF for free you need to make some small changes to the document obtained, know that you can rely once again on my guides! In this regard, I invite you to read my tutorial on how to edit a PDF  and how to edit a PDF online.

If, on the other hand, you need some software to correctly view the newly converted PDF documents, you can take a look at the solutions I suggested in my PDF reader  and PDF program guides.


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