Stumbled on this great (and free) Pdf converter program - doPDF.
All you have to do is download and install it..... It will allow you to instantly convert any document into a Pdf file. This is how it works:
1. Go to the site: www.gopdf.com
2. Download the software - the pdf converter will automatically be added to your printer list. Do not check the box that says, make gopdf your default printer.
3. Open the document that you want to convert to a pdf
4. Choose print, select "doPdf" and then send it to the desired file/location ie:desktop
5. Your document will be automatically converted and sent to the desired file/location
Its that easy. And free.