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Creating PDF Files with Open Office for Free Traffic

I’m going to be making a couple of posts over the next week to share some useful free resources, one of which is the excellent Office suite OpenOffice, which is free!

OpenOffice includes a really quick and easy function for creating pdf files, so I thought I’d make a quick video to not only show how easy it is to create pdf’s with OpenOffice, but also why it can be a really cool thing to do for your blog, because if you do it the right way you can end up with extra results in Google and get more free traffic, which is always cool!

Have a go with your next blog post, or just grab and old one to try it with!

Update: as mentioned in one of the comments below (thanks Dean) there’s a newer version of Free Office Sutie called LibreOffice

Original Article: http://iamuncovered.com/nichereaper-review/
Original pdf source: http://iamuncovered.com/nichereaper-review.pdf

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17 Comments

Comment by Steve's Video Tips
2011-05-20 06:57:53

Hey Matt!

This is actually a very cool trick/tip – and a nice quick video.

Like I always say… learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing this piece of info – I will start using it right away…

 
Comment by Jim Davis
2011-05-20 08:46:19

Thanks for sharing this great PDF idea Matt, It is appreciated. Open Office is a wonderful tool for those who can’t afford the cost of MS Office.

 
Comment by Marian
2011-05-20 09:41:10

This is great and new to me.
Just one question
When using your FTP programme, where on the website do you send the pdf to?

Comment by admin
2011-05-20 22:46:07

Hi Marian,
put it wherever you want to, you could for instance create a seperate folder called “pdf” and put all of them in there, but I tend to just pop them in the root directory… 🙂
cheers,
Matt

Comment by Marian
2011-05-21 01:44:21

Thanks Matt
I have found your tips and videos a great help when I am about to pull out all my hair.

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Comment by Jim Juris
2011-05-20 11:05:09

Thank you for this great tip.

 
Comment by Zoe Carlo
2011-05-20 11:32:34

Thanks Matt! Great idea here. I already have open office but never thought about using it to create PDF files. Now I have a very good reason that will only just benefit me in generating some extra traffic 😀

 
2011-05-21 02:27:10

Hi Matt,

Thanks for nice tip. You mentioned in the video about pdf sites. Could you share what are the best sites to share with? Thanks.

 
Comment by Cassandra
2011-05-21 16:59:25

Thanks for sharing the information!! It is extremely valuable. 😉

 
Comment by Dean Brandon
2011-05-23 05:41:50

Hi Matt. Interesting idea. Like the video tutorial. Did you know that Oracle now own Open Office and that they’re no longer maintaining / developing it? LibreOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org/) is an offshoot of the Open Office development team and has already improved the suite to be more compatible with MSOffice standards and file formats etc…

Comment by admin
2011-05-26 14:57:59

Hi Dean,
I wasn’t aware of that, thanks for the update!
cheers,
Matt

 
 
Comment by Ngahiwi
2011-05-24 21:56:41

I’ve had Open Office a little while and was amazed how easy it was to make a pdf.
There’s still a learning curve to using the program and in fact I like it better than MS Office Pro.
I’m looking forward to your next post…about how you get extra traffic. One other thing, is the’ free blog traffic guide’ the same as ‘Rapid Profit Formula?

 
Comment by Ngahiwi
2011-05-24 22:02:33

Ooops, sorry Matt, I thought I was on Matt Carters Blog. I was admiring your thems and layout too!.

Did you build this blog yourself? I Like it! Bookmarked.

Comment by admin
2011-06-28 03:57:39

Hi,
yup, this is all my work, although I had the themes written for me, you can grab a copy from the themes page.
Matt

 
 
Comment by Justin
2011-06-14 00:06:07

Hi Matt! A very cool tutorial indeed. I just made my first PDF version of one of my articles and Open Office made it really quick to do!

 
Comment by Mircea
2011-06-27 01:23:08

Duplicate content is not such a cool thing..duh :roll:

Comment by admin
2011-06-28 03:56:13

Hi,
duplicate content isn;t as big an issue as a lot of “Guru’s” would scare you in to believeing, they always seem to have something to sell at the same time, don’t they..? lol!
And Google does NOT currently view pdf content as duplicate, that’s the point here.
cheers,
Matt

 
 

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