Handling documents is part ‘n’ parcel of the voice over trade.
We get copy in all sorts of forms: .doc / .docx / .pdf / .txt / .rtf / .ppt / .png / .jpg / .xls / .rgi (I made up that last one)
Not always, but sometimes, it’s just in the wrong format for being able to read it right, or do a word count, or to port it over to your iPhone/iPad or some other reader. Or if you invoice according to a word count…you’ve gotta be able to…uh…count the words.
I blogged about this before.
Being able to do a simple word count using the Translator’s Abacus. (this blog has a great link to a pdf converter, too)
A free PDF reader that also does conversions…by Nuance.
And this blog with a rigamarole for doing a word count for Power Point notes
But in all the above articles, the conversion is usually from .pdf to .doc. What if you want to do a .doc to .pdf conversion?
Found it!…web-based and free. You upload the doc…initiate the conversion online…and it quickly sends you a .zip file of the .pdf by email.
CLICK—–> PDF CONVERTER.
I’m also a big fan of SERIF software. The PagePlus X5 program lets you import text in a .doc form, and then export to .pdf. (not free, but reasonable).
Hope you can convert this blog into something that really counts!