Via CNET News : Microsoft has released a free download that will enable Office 2007 users to save documents in both Adobe Systems's PDF format and Microsoft's own rival format, XPS.
The add-on works with the different planned versions of Office 2007, which is now in beta testing and expected to be made generally available by the end of the year.
The Save as PDF feature, announced last October, prompted Adobe to threaten to file an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in June.
In response, Microsoft changed its plans and decided to offer the feature as a separate download rather than included within Office 2007.
Microsoft executives have said that Save as PDF was one of the features most requested by its Office customers.