I pump product rarely. But I stumbled on to this neat little site last night for switching Word Documents into PDF files. PDF Online. It can handle Word files up to 2 MB and switch them into PDF for free.
2 MB gets eaten up nearly instantly if you use photos in the document, so they also have a paid product that works like a printer driver in Word. So write up the Word document, then simply “print” it and select the driver in the pull down menu like you would select a different printer. $15 and downloadable.
I didn’t use the free less than 2 MB version, but the paid version was amazingly fast and I’m just never going to print anything “pretty” in anything other than a PDF file now. Just droolingly better to look at.
Obviously it lacks all of the Adobe package goodies. But $15 vs $299 and up, I think you see what I like about it.