Image via WikipediaThis morning my wife needed to download some course materials for an online course she's take as part of a doctoral program. She needed to save the web-based course work as a PDF as she likes to look at these things offline, often printing them. What she she needed was a PDF writer, but since Windows doesn't provide one natively, and she doesn't own a copy of Adobe Acrobat, it seem she was stuck.
I suggested she do a search for a free PDFWriter and up popped CutePDF Writer, a free PDF writer utility that lets Windows users save files as PDFs. She downloaded it, installed it and worked like a charm. It's extremely simple, only providing a PDF print driver in your Print dialog box, but it does the trick and that's all she needed.