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stu161204
03-02-2007, 09:37 PM
Tomorrow I need to make 16 PDF's out of 16 World docs for a web site I am doing,

Normally I would use Adobe Acrobat under word 2000 (as you cant make PDF’s under word 2003 as Adobe Acrobat does not support 2003), on our dev computer but XP is throwing a hiss fit (long story) & word 2007 under Vista RC1 is also throwing a hiss fit when I create PDF’s.

So I need another way to create PDF’s

Any Ideas? (The Program has to be Free & Good)

I would use http://createpdf.adobe.com/ but I can only do 5 files per account.

PS: I am using Adobe Acrobat Version 5

jermsie
03-02-2007, 10:06 PM
Err, doesn't openoffice support PDF creation?
I'm not certain though.

winmacguy
03-02-2007, 10:07 PM
You might want to save this site for future reference but give one of these a try
http://www.versiontracker.com/php/search.php?PHPSESSID=7cafc5c2fe1f4a792f2a65fca894f e2f&mode=basic&action=search&str=PDF+creator&srchArea=windows&x=16&y=5

Edit: Openoffice doesn't appear to support PDF creation, just checked it myself ;)

heni72847
03-02-2007, 10:12 PM
i've used those pdf printers
two i've tried

primopdf (http://www.primopdf.com/)
pdfcreator (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/)

Scouse
03-02-2007, 10:16 PM
Hi Stu. Just finished a batch using primopdf - faultless and free.

Morgenmuffel
03-02-2007, 10:50 PM
Edit: Openoffice doesn't appear to support PDF creation, just checked it myself ;)

I think you will find it does, as it is what i have been using to create all my PDFs for a while now

File -> Export as PDF

bob_doe_nz
03-02-2007, 10:54 PM
I think you will find it does, as it is what i have been using to create all my PDFs for a while now

File -> Export as PDF

Only problem with OpenOffice is that some word files look funny when opened in O.O

stu161204
03-02-2007, 11:05 PM
Hi Stu. Just finished a batch using primopdf - faultless and free.

You got a download link for it?

stu161204
03-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Does O.O work with Vista?

heni72847
03-02-2007, 11:37 PM
You got a download link for it?



primopdf (http://www.primopdf.com/)

:D

Mackin_NZ
03-02-2007, 11:53 PM
CutePDF Writer (http://www.cutepdf.com/)works well too. I've used it several times. Free.

Murray P
04-02-2007, 01:50 AM
There's nothing wrong with OOo, it's more Words in-built incompatibility that is at issue. I'd give OOo a try, but test the imported docs.

PDF reDirect is very good. There is free and paid version, but combined with OOo, I've yet to feel the need to splash out for the paid version. PDF reDirect has the added advantage, of a free version, of being able to make PDFs up from disparate documents. There are no watermarks or advertising on the copy BTW. I ditched Cute PDF for PDF reDirect.

BTW, the defualt OOo export to PDF does not have the option to alter compression, add tags, choose zip or JPEG, as image, etc. Have a dig around and add the "Export as PDF" button which does include thos options (the default is called "Export directly to PDF").

Edit: Winmacguy, wash ya filthy mouth out fella. OOo has supported PDF creation for a number of years now. ooh, shiny.

stu161204
04-02-2007, 05:08 PM
Thank you everyone for there reply’s :), in the end I use Mackin_NZ sugestion.

somebody
04-02-2007, 05:22 PM
RE: PDF from Word 2k3 - I've done it before without any problems (running WinXP).

You just "print" to the AdobePDF printer, which you'll see in the normal print dialog.

stu161204
04-02-2007, 05:30 PM
RE: PDF from Word 2k3 - I've done it before without any problems (running WinXP).

You just "print" to the AdobePDF printer, which you'll see in the normal print dialog.

What version of Adobe Acrobat are you using somebody?

somebody
04-02-2007, 05:57 PM
That PC was using the Adobe Acrobat which was bundled with CS2 (7 I think it was??? not too sure, as it wasn't my PC).

vinref
04-02-2007, 08:48 PM
For those using a *nix, it is easy to convert Word docs to PDF using a script from the wv library (http://wvware.sourceforge.net/). This is the same utility used by Abiword (and OO.org?) to do conversions. There are other utilities available - e.g., conversions to mime, html etc.