Create PDF Documents from any application. The CC PDF converter is a free (open source) application that enables you to create PDF documents from almost any application (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and more). The CC PDF Converter also allows you to easily embed a Creative Commons license in your PDF file. If you want the contents of your PDF document to remain a secret, then a Creative Commons license is a bad idea. This is because publishing your PDF under a Creative Commons license allows colleagues, bloggers, social media sites and even newspapers to republish your work and create new content based on it as long as they clearly state that you are the creator. This way, your work gets spread around much faster and you retain the credit for it. You can even get commercial benefits if your work becomes popular. If you want to be able to profit from your PDF content and still use the Internet's amazing ability to spread free-content, you can publish your work under a Non-Commercial Creative Commons license. This way, when your work becomes popular and commercial entities want to use it, they have to get your permission (and hopefully pay for it).