Creating PDF files
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xxx xxx
Local time: 03:49
Apr 29, 2003

Hallo everybody!

I would like to create PDF files from MS Word documents in order to send out quotations, invoices, and CVs per e-mail. Some people might be afraid of PC viruses and hesitate to open a Word document. But I can\'t find a way to convert the documents into PDF since neither Word (version 97) nor Acrobat reader seem to provide the means.

What am I to do?

Thanks a lot for your help!



langnet  Identity Verified
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Try... Apr 29, 2003



Ghostscript (with GSView):



Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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NLM DocMorph Apr 29, 2003


I\'m using DocMorph at for my invoices, leaflets, etc. It\'s free, but you need to register. It works very well.

Good luck,



PAS  Identity Verified
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Adobe Acrobat Apr 29, 2003

The most expensive option is to acquire Adobe Acrobat (not the same as Acrobat Reader!).

It allows you to create _and edit_ PDF documents from any application you work in.

The links and software listed above are, of course, just as good if you simply need to create a PDF file.


Pawel Skalinski


Klaus Herrmann  Identity Verified
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Your choices depend on the application Apr 29, 2003

If you plan on using PDFs just to make your business correspondence easier, any of the free tools will do good enough a job. If you\'re running an apache server on your PC there\'s a nice php library that works very well.

If you need to create PDF files for professional printing, I would recommend to use Adobe Acrobat to be on the save side. Running into trouble because of little incompatibilities is far more expensive and time-consuming than buying Acrobat.


Oleg Rudavin  Identity Verified
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Adobe Acrobat, sure Apr 29, 2003

I had the same problem and had to buy Adobe Acrobat; now I not only can create pdf\'s using it (quite simple, BTW). There\'ve been a number of jobs I could do ONLY with the help of the program, like editing publication-ready pdf files or converting weighing ca. 50 Mb into emailable pdf\'s.




Alexander Chisholm  Identity Verified
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pdf995 cheap (well free really) and reliable Apr 29, 2003

I\'ve been using pdf995. The free version takes you to an advert url once you\'ve finished , but that\'s the only hassle. Its free, reliable and works perfectly. Download it from CNET etc.


Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Online Creation at Adobe's Apr 29, 2003

I\'ve had good results with the online service from Adobe. It offers maximum quality and you only have to pay a few bucks when you really nead it. I tried a lot of alternatives, but not all of them..


Natasha Stoyanova  Identity Verified
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You need the full version Apr 30, 2003

Dear Diane,

The only thing you need is a full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Acrobat Reader!) and you will have no problems to convert Word files.

Please, visit the following site: for more details.




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