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raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 9:28 AM

Hi all

I have looked on the Adobe site for the following but it seems very slow and they have some broken links, etc.

Can someone tell me the relevant (and cheapest) Adobe software for creating .pdf files.

I've tried several third-party software and they don't seem to work correctly.

Basically I simply want to turn MS Word documents into a .pdf file.

Thanks

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EnigmaPhoto
2 Nov 2006 - 9:33 AM

I can thoroughly recommend Primo pdf.
It's free and works great

Here it is

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023176 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 9:37 AM

Under 20 with password protect

raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 9:39 AM

I did specifically ask for Adobe software in my post because of the lack of success with third party software.

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023176 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 9:44 AM

Oh sorry, Ashley...Adobe Acrobat Pro - about 150.

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 9:47 AM

If it's only a handful of documents for one project rather than an ongoing thing the Adobe website used to offer (still does I think) a free online trial service for up to 5 documents. You upload the document for conversion and you can then download the resulting pdf.

stevekhart
2 Nov 2006 - 9:53 AM

Presumably you don't already have PS? You could use this to create them...

raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 9:56 AM

Steve
No, I'm die hard PSP fan

Henchard
It's to be an ongoing thing from now on - plus we're getting more clients asking about pdf.

Keith
Thank you, I'll have a look at it.

[EDIT] Had a look and I can get Acrobat 7 Standard for about 80.

stevekhart
2 Nov 2006 - 9:59 AM

Or there's the cute PDF driver - you install the converter and a print driver and just print direct from Word. It's free, and provides password protection and stuff.

edit: sorry! it's not adobe, doh!

raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 10:04 AM

Hi Steve, that's one of the several I had problems with.

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:05 AM

I use Adobe Acrobat to prepare a lot of work for digital printers. Be aware that many RIPS have not caught up with the latest version of Acrobat. Hence you may need to use the options in Acrobat that saves as an earlier version.

raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 10:07 AM

What are RIPS?

99% of my clients are universities, and they use .pdfs a lot.

It's so I can send invoices by email. We're getting asked more and more to do this, but of course sending a Word document isn't secure enough as figures, etc., can all be changed.

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:12 AM

RIPS = Raster Image Processing software

RIP software bypasses the printer's driver and takes control of the printer directly. Used in commercial printing mostly. So unlikely to affect you for the type of work you may do. Just need to be aware that every client may not want the pdf to the latest version. easily handled in Acrobat.

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2006 - 10:15 AM

Well there's Open office from openoffice.org, which will open and allow you to edit and save Word files as well as other MS Office files and is free. It has a pdf maker built in.

But sadly not Adobe!

From what you are telling us, it looks like you'll have to bite the bullet and get the proper Acrobat program, and if most of your clients are asking for pdfs, surely it makes sense to go that route.

raziel_uk
raziel_uk  104929 forum posts
2 Nov 2006 - 10:18 AM


Quote: it looks like you'll have to bite the bullet and get the proper Acrobat program, and if most of your clients are asking for pdfs, surely it makes sense to go that route.

Which is exactly why I was asking for Adobe software in the first place.

I am happy to pay the cost, after all it will be tax deductable, and it does what I want it to do.

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