Thanks for the info everyone. Ari, where are these free legal downloads you speak of?
I merely did a Teoma search for 'free pdf writer' and several thousands hits were displayed. I picked PrimoPDF, downloaded the 10meg setup file, installed the app, scanned my system for spyware, adware and viruses (clean), and tested the app. Worked fine on a short, 9 page Word2000 .doc with mixed Greek and English text. I did not test a doc with images, however. The final conversion step (naming the file and location) is not intuitive, but this GNU Licensed app works.
I am sure there are others, but this one suffices for my rare needs.