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Do you need to use PDF files occasionally? Perhaps you have a one-time need to convert a PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF or JPG file to PDF format for free. Another need might be to convert an Excel spreadsheet to PDF. Then again, you might need to convert a PDF file to Microsoft Word’s .DOC format. Still other needs might include merging two PDF files together or perhaps splitting one PDF file into two or more separate files. All of these things and more can be done free of charge at http://www.smallpdf.com.

Based in Switzerland, SmallPDF serves millions of users per month. Unlike many other PDF products, SmallPDF is easy to use. You probably won’t need SmallPDF often but, when you do, it can be a lifesaver. I have used the web site’s services multiple times and find it is one of the handier online tools available today.

SmallPDF is available in two versions: free and paid. The FREE service is limited to being used twice per hour. That strikes me as being sufficient for most personal users. However, if you have bigger needs, you may prefer to upgrade to the paid version that offers users unlimited use of the web site and includes a lot of extra features including Connected Functions and Multiple File Processing. The paid version of SmallPDF costs $6 US per month, if paid monthly, or $48 US per year, if paid annually.

SmallPDF also respects your privacy. To use the free services, SmallPDF does not ask for your name, email address, credit card number or any other identifying information. The owners of the web site also promise, “We do not access your files, copy, or back them up. They are always deleted after one hour.”

SmallPDF is available at http://www.smallpdf.com, naturally! Check it out.

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I converted a .jpg to a PDF and it worked pretty good. It took a while because my internet connection is rather slow. It produced a good image.
I also imported the same image to LibreOffice and then exported the image as a PDF. The pictures look pretty similar, but its hard to tell the difference when both are on the monitor. It was quite faster though.

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seems good, but not free.

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    —> seems good, but not free

    As stated in the above article, “The FREE service is limited to being used twice per hour. That strikes me as being sufficient for most personal users. However, if you have bigger needs, you may prefer to upgrade to the paid version that offers users unlimited use of the web site and includes a lot of extra features including Connected Functions and Multiple File Processing.”

    For details, look at https://smallpdf.com/about and scroll down the page until you see these words: “We believe simple software solutions should be made affordable. So, that’s why our service is free to use twice per hour. Our Pro service offers users an unlimited experience at an affordable price and includes a lot of extra features including Connected Functions and Multiple File Processing.”

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Their About also says, “Feel free to use any materials listed here as long as you link to our site.” How can I link to their site?

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    —> How can I link to their site?

    The requirement to link to their site refers to anyone who is displaying one of the corporate logos right above that statement. For instance, I did use one of their corporate logos when I published the article and I did include a link to the SmallPDF web site.

    Most users will not be displaying the SmallPDF logo in their converted files so they do not have to provide a link to anything. However, if you do publish an article about SmallPDF someplace else and if you include the SmallPDF logo in your article, you are asked to also provide a link to their web site.

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I can sympathise with the above comment complaining that it is not free.It’s not easy to see how it is free; the home page and the About page do not explain it. Dick’s reply also seems merely to restate it, not to explain it. If you dutifully try to sign up, you get a page offering only the PRO options. I think you get the free service, WITHOUT SIGNING UP, by clicking whichever conversion you want using a coloured square on the home page, e.g. Word to PDF. You then get a page – https://smallpdf.com/word-to-pdf – that invites you to “Drop Word File here” (from Dropbox or Google drive) – and it all happens in the Cloud. (That procedure is presumably the way they control the “2 per hour” limit.),

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