PDF files are widely popular for document distribution, as they are secure, compact, and easy to open, view, and print. These files are also great for creating electronic forms which can be either static (unchanging) or interactive (have editable fields). Many use somewhat expensive software, such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, to create their files; however, creating PDFs can be done cheaply, even for free, without compromising quality or security. Nevertheless, while these files can be easily created using free versions of software, usually the best route for those looking to create them on a frequent basis is to invest in creation software, which can be purchased through third party vendors relatively cheaply and is usually quite simple to use.If you only need to create a PDF file temporarily, to create only a few files once or twice, you can simply download the trial software from the Adobe Acrobat website. The Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro free trial only works on Windows installed computers; Mac users will need to download Adobe Creative Suite 4 trial. The trial version of Adobe Acrobat is fully functional for 30 days. Once you have installed the trial software, use the simple tutorials to create a file from multiple documents or very large documents.If you don’t need to integrate multiple documents into a PDF file, compress very large documents, or use any of the other extra features available by using Acrobat, a subscription to Acrobat.com will give you the ability to create simple PDFs for free. With a subscription to Acrobat.com, there is a size limit for converted files of 100 MB per file, and there is a lifetime limit of only five files which can be converted using your free account; otherwise, you must pay to upgrade or purchase Acrobat 9. Many file formats can be converted to.PDF formats using the free Acrobat.com subscription, including (according to the Acrobat website): text files, Microsoft Office documents, Microsoft 2007 documents, Microsoft Publisher 2003 and 2007 files, Open Office files, Star Office documents, WordPerfect documents, as well as image files such as TIFF or JPEG. You don’t have to install anything on your computer to use your Acrobat.com subscription, as it is a browser based program.How to Subscribe to Acrobat.com and Create and Print a PDF for FreeVisit Acrobat.com and click on the bright orange “Subscribe Now” tab.On the right is an orange text link that says “free plan.” Click on this link.Follow the directions to install Adobe Flash Player if it is not already installed on your computer (most computers will already be running a version of Flash).Enter your information including a valid email address into the sign up form.Respond to the validation email by following the validation link, then sign into the website using the email and password you earlier provided.Inside the web-based program, select “Create PDF” from the toolbar. Upload your selected file. Your.pdfs will automatically appear inside the “All Files” area.Open your file and select “Download.” Save as a .pdf to the appropriate area in your computer. Open the document you just saved to your computer, select the “File” tab, then the “Print” option.