Convert your documents for free with CometDocs

Every now and again you’ll have to perform an annoying task. Maybe you have a word document that you want to distribute, but you don’t want people to be able to edit it. The best solution is to convert it to PDF, the widely readable format created by Adobe. While more recent versions of Word can do this, there are still plenty of people rocking older versions that lack the ability. So, what do you do?

CometDocs is a suite of converters, allowing you to convert  a variety of formats to PDF and back again. You’re not limited to working with Word, but can convert Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and CAD files too, as well as converting PDFs to HTML.

It’s fairly obvious that the free converters are there as a loss-leader to entice users to buy Able2Extract, a piece of desktop conversion software. However, on the occasions when you just need to convert a document from one format to another, these will prove invaluable. You might think I’m overstating the usefulness here, but I know how frustrating it is to want to turn, for example, a poster for which you only have the PDF file into a Word document so that you can edit the details.

CometDocs is pretty easy to use – just pick the conversion you want, upload your document, and enter your e-mail address so that you can receive the link to download the converted file. Just be careful that there’s an option to sign up for a newsletter too. If you don’t want to receive it, remember to uncheck the box. Within minutes you’ll have your new file.

I tried it with several ebooks and was impressed with how closely the resulting Word files retained the look of the originals. There are a few funnies where things don’t quite look right, but on the whole it’s very good. Of course, please use CometDocs responsibly – don’t use it to steal others’ content or work.

On the whole, CometDocs is a simple tool that you won’t even think about until the day you need it. And when you need it, you’ll be very glad you found it.

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