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Friday, May 23, 2014
Blog Tip - Hosting and Converting to PDF Files!
Free PDF Hosting has two different levels that you can use to host your .pdf files - FREE or Donation. The free version will host your file for 30 days and each individual file size has to be less than 2 MB. You will receive a link to access your file and then after 30 days it is deleted. I signed up for the Donation plan - with the donation plan my .pdf files are hosted forever and I can upload files that are up to 20 MB - that is per each file/document. There are no limits to the total files that you can upload with a Donation Account. The suggested donation is usually between $15 - $25 and you can donate just once or many times - the choice is yours.
The catch - there really isn't any catch, but there are a couple of things to be aware of. First of all your files have to be in a .pdf format before they can be uploaded and the file name can have no spaces or symbols and second - you don't get to choose the file name when it is uploaded - the program chooses for you.
If you don't have a program to create .pdf files, then you might want to check out CutePDF - this is a free download that acts as a printer so anything you can print can be converted to a .pdf. Once it is uploaded it will show up in your available printers as a printer choice. You choose it as a printer, click print and then instead of printing it will save your file as a .pdf (you choose where you want it saved on your computer).
Downloading the program is a little tricky as you have to wade through all of the various ads and software that they try to get you to download. Here is the link to download: http://www.cutepdf.com - you will need to choose the Cute PDF Writer version.
Now back to the Free PDF Hosting - here it the link for that program: http://freepdfhosting.com/index.php - you can also check out their Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
Overall, both for the cost, convenience and ease of use, I give each of these programs a big "thumbs up".
DISCLAIMER: I am not an affiliate of either of these companies nor do I get any form of compensation for referrals - the opinions expressed here are my own and are only given in order to pass along information which I believe to be a great resource. I am also not a computer expert, so you are on your own with the technical aspects of downloading and using these programs.
Take Care & Wishing You Much ♥LOVE♥ from The 3 Sparkle Frog Gals!