September 26, 2004 at 2:49 am #1329deleydParticipant
Any suggestions what program I should get to make Adobe Acrobat .pdf files?September 26, 2004 at 9:21 am #4743September 26, 2004 at 9:22 am #4744BrentStrohParticipant
How about Adobe Acrobat?
I’ve recently started experimenting with some of the freeware PDF printers, and I haven’t had a lot of luck with them. Embedded fonts don’t seem to work very well with them. My interest in creating PDFs doesn’t quite extend to paying for them – it was more a point of curiousity than anything, so I temporarily shelved that idea.September 26, 2004 at 9:35 pm #4745deleydParticipant
Do the programs which install as a printer and you just “print” to the program and it makes a PDF file, do those programs make the text into an image so you can not search the document for text words?September 27, 2004 at 3:47 pm #4753Wayne OstrowerchaParticipant
OpenOffice ( [url:33orwrbp]http://www.openoffice.org/[/url:33orwrbp] ) (free download for linux, Windoze) will export .pdf files. It also understands M$Office formats as well, if you are just interested in converting documents. (However, it cannot edit .pdf files).September 27, 2004 at 8:53 pm #4754CarlocheParticipant
This is what I love about the diversity of the ME user base. I’ve heard of open office, but having the full version of MS Office I’d not pursued it, and I’ve never heard of Elfima Notepad, but now I have thanks to y’all.
I had someone else recently asking the same question about making pdf files and now I have a couple options to pass along…
Thanks!September 29, 2004 at 4:51 am #4765samej71Participant
While I use Open Office along with MS Office (I use the drawing and presentation aspects of OO, since I don’t have the full MS Office suite), I use a “freeware” (GNU license) PDF “printer” most of the time. When I go to print any document, from any application, I have the option of using any installed printer, and the PDF printer.
That way it doesn’t matter what program I use, I can always generate a PDF. Printing a web page to the PDF printer makes it real handy to capture a web page to a file, like for receipts or design examples.
It’s a little involved to set up, but it’s worth it for the price. The PDFs that are created retain all the text as text, so they are pretty lightweight and searchable. I have printed using special fonts, so I’m going to assume there isn’t any embedding issues. I’ve attached a PDF of this page created using RedMon/Ghostscript for everyone to review.
You’ll need to download RedMon, a port redirector, and Ghostscript. Both are free to download and use.
You can get ghostcript and redmon here:
example.pdfOctober 2, 2004 at 8:13 pm #4781Leslie SatensteinParticipant
try http://www.fineprint.com and look at their pdf stuff.
It is not free, but not expensive.November 24, 2004 at 2:50 am #4953samej71Participant
As an update to my earlier post…
I’ve recently found and tried a nicer interface to generate PDF’s called CutePDF. They have some commerical software too but they offer a freeware PDF printer driver (which is what I tried). It requires ghostscript like RedMon does, but it takes care of all the messy setup issues. Just install GS, then install the CutePDF driver and you’re ready to print any file from any application into a PDF.
–JamesJanuary 15, 2010 at 6:36 am #8776uhlichaParticipant
How do you launch an Adobe Air app after installing it in Ubuntu? When I install an Adobe Air app with Ubuntu, it runs through the installation process, but then nothing happens. I can’t find the executable to launch the application. What do I do?
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