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    gimme the uuuuuuuuuuu duuudie's Avatar
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    how can I create a .pdf file?

    Hi

    I thought I would have to do something with Acrobat Reader but I actually guess that, as its name says, this soft only reads .pdf documents...

    What should I do to create my own .pdf files?

    thanks in advance

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    You will need the full version of Adobe Acrobat - not just the reader.

    Or if you have Photoshop, you can turn the images into .pdf's easy enough by "save as" a .pdf. Since they are both Adobe and all.

    Unless someone else has a way that I'm not aware of, I believe you need the full program. And it's not cheap.

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    You can try CutePDF Writer - it's free.
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    Oooooh.. Nice
    I figured there had to be something out there!

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    OpenOffice.org, a freeware MS Office replacement, has an 'export to pdf' feature.

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    thanks a lot for these useful info!

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    There's also QuarkXpress and InDesign that do easy multi-page .pdfs. But too darn pricey!

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    QuarkXpress... it's fun that you mention this soft... I will soon have to learn how to make it work...

    Are you familiar with it? Is it complicated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duuudie
    QuarkXpress... it's fun that you mention this soft... I will soon have to learn how to make it work...

    Are you familiar with it? Is it complicated?
    Yup, it's a complete pain in the @SS! They've only implemented multiple UNDOs with the last version, and there's still only about 6! Some of the tools just shock me, likewise the price tag.

    Good luck.

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    hum... is there an alternative to XPress?


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    Quote Originally Posted by duuudie
    hum... is there an alternative to XPress?

    Can't go wrong with Adobe InDesign. Great intregation with the rest of the family, easier to use, more features - much more productive.

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    And I'll add with regards to the whole QuarkXpress vs. InDesign stuff. IIRC, the full version for InDesign (~600) is cheaper than QuarkXpress (~1,000). I haven't gotten around to trying out InDesign yet but I have heard very good things about it. I've used QuarkXpress for work (and unfortunately it's the old 4.1 version XP) and it can be quite a pain sometimes. I too would also recommend you give InDesign a try.

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    Oh so you guys are saying that InDesign does the same job as Quark X-Press?

    Sounds great then...!
    I'm used to illustrator. I'd like to stay ine the Adobe family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by duuudie
    Oh so you guys are saying that InDesign does the same job as Quark X-Press?
    Yup, but much better.

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    I believe vinnie garcia once posted an adobe.com email you can send you file to, and a few minutes later, you get a reply with your file converted to a pdf.

    he posted it a long time ago...try searching his posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstwntd
    Yup, but much better.
    Then I will use InDesign. hehe.

    Thanks for the new links guys. Always good to know.


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