PDF class library for .NET developers
Q. Is Microsoft Word required for PDF Creation?
PDF creation is done by printing to the Solid PDF Creator printer driver which can be downloaded from here. The Solid Framework license is valid for Solid PDF Creator too and is automatically applied.
For richer PDF creation, application specific print providers exist like WordPrintProvider. This provides support for features like bookmarks, rich hyperlinks and document property support. Office 2003, Office 2007 (Vista) or Office 2010 must be installed for support of the print providers.
Read more about system requirements here.