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    PDF Freeware Utilities

    A variety of <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware PDF utilities are available from CoolPDF Software, Inc. :
    Tweak PDF, PDF Watermark Creator, PDF Thumbnail Generator, PDF Bundle

    PDF2EXE - Free PDF to EXE Converter, Convert PDF to EXE, PDF to EXE Compiler

    Cool PDF Reader - View PDF, PDF Viewer

    Tried a few of these with no problems. The reader might be well suited as a "portable" application.

    Alan

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    Re: PDF Freeware Utilities

    Sorry if this is dopey question, but why would you convert a PDF file to a EXE file? What is the advantage of having a EXE file instead of PDF?

    Thank you,
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    Re: PDF Freeware Utilities

    Aluis

    It states at the top of the page

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    PDF2EXE is a FREEWARE program to quickly convert PDF to EXE, making PDF readable on any computer without Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat software installed. The conversion from PDF to EXE preserves the look and feel of the original document.
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    Not a bad little app (1.56Mb) to have of a memory key when away from home or office...I don't have Adobe Reader on my laptop as I use an open source utility which does a great job printing my documents, I can have this to read them now <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Jerry

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    Re: PDF Freeware Utilities

    Kind of destroys the notion of cross-platform pdf usability, though.

    I think most users would likely find a lightweight app like the Foxit Reader (2.8Mb) more versatile, since it allows any pdf to be read on a PC, not just those converted the an .exe file.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Re: PDF Freeware Utilities

    Oh yes, point taken for cross platform users
    Jerry

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