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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: PDF Printer? Reply with quote

I have a whole bunch of jpeg images I want to convert to a multi-page pdf document. Does anybody have suggestions for the best way to go about doing that, and perhaps suggestions on the best free online software to use? (note the keywords 'free' and 'online'.)


Thanks for you help and advice!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any programs that work online for doing that specifically -- if you meant a program that runs through a web site, where you upload the images and then download the finished PDF.

However, there are free programs available online to do it. Assuming you're using Windows, the program you need is:

PDFCreator

When you install it, PDFCreator sets up a pretend "printer" on your system. Then you start any program (Word, for example), open your file, click File->Print, select PDFCreator as your printer, and it will create a PDF out of the file. You'll be prompted to fill in the name of the file and such.

If you're using Mac, the trick is to start Word, open your file, click File->Print, and then click the "Save as PDF" button.

So all you need to do is insert one image per page in Word, and then use one of those. Alternatively, if you wanted to install OpenOffice.org, its word processor (Writer) has a "Save as PDF" button in the toolbar, so you would just make your document and then click that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Openoffice's Save as PDF is probably your best bet though since it appears you'd be creating a new document. Otherwisde, printing to a PDF allows any software on your machine to do it, which is handy. Of course, since Squee has both Acrobat AND FlashPaper, Squee just prints to one of those Razz

There's nothing online that Squee's aware of. Tons of ways to view PDF, but not to create.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, by online I meant something I can get online, without having to go to a store or whatever.


Thank you so much for your help, PDFCreator looks perfect. ^__^
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double post to let you guys know that it works beautifully, and exactly as I needed it to. Thank you!!! *hugs for both of you*
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