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Creating PDF's

Discussion in 'Software' started by simongrahamuk, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ok guy's here's my problem:

    We are currently running a new DiDA (Diploma in Digital Applications) course at work, and as part of the course students need to create PDF's.

    We looked into buying Adobe Acrobat, but it was going to cost us a fortune.
    We don't run open office, so the easy (and Free) way of creating them using that is out.
    Finally we have been using PDF Creator to create PDF's until we have hit a stumbling block, it doesn't work unless you have administrator rights on the PC!

    Now students are most definately not getting Administrator rights, so has anyone got any alternatives for creating PDF's?

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Rostros22

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    Hi Simon, this may be helpful for you.

    http://www.pdf995.com/

    You can create a PDF file using this software by selecting the virtual printer the software creates.

    In the free version you will get a web pop-up advertising the site when you create the file.

    As far as I am aware you do not need admin rights to use the software, maybe to install the package in the first place.

    Edit: This is more of a tool for converting files into PDF files so not sure if it will be of any help! :biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Thanks for the rapid response Rostross,

    As I was posting my colleague found this which seems to work.
     
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    No problem!

    Glad you got it sorted
     
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  5. nugget
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    Simon, this one here (freepdf xp) will do what you want. Unfortunately as a side effect it tends to make larger pdf's than they should be, but still good though (for free).
     
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    Simon mentioned why he couldn't use that in his opening post Trip.

    As an aside, I have been using Foxit PDF reader for months now, it is free and only a I meg download. It is ideal for slower machines because it doesn't have the bloat the Acrobat reader now unfortunately has. It initialises much quicker than the Adobe one too. Get it here Foxit PDF reader

    It was recommended to my by a lady in her seventies 8)
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    Looks like he said they don't run OpenOffice. I guess my question is what would prevent them from downloading it and using it? Maybe I'm just particularly dense today. :blink :tongue
     
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