(Nimrad) #1

How do you create a PDF file, if you how please let me know.

Thanx :slight_smile:


(CAVZ24) #2

You need acrobat authoror to write pdf files. If you have it, then you just set the pdf distiller up as a printer and print the stuff you want converted to that printer. It will then write everything up into a PDF file.

Acrobat authoror cost around 800 bux

(Nimrad) #3

Did you say 800 bux?! I will just stick to my MS Word and Desktop Publisher.

Holy Sh*t

Thanx anywayz

Nims :o

(SatoriGFX) #4

Other than what CAVZ24 suggested, various freeware/shareware utilities are available (how good they are is a different story) AND illustration/layout programs often do it as well. My CorelDraw does it.

It depends on what your source file is. If you have an html page there is at least one html to pdf convrter that I have seen. If you have a text file there should be many converters available.

What are you trying to do? Tutorials? Preparing a file for print? There are alot of uses for pdf.


(Briggs) #5

>CorelDraw does it.
And does a (pretty) good job of it I might add (for the most part)

(S68) #6

I’ve heard of freeware converters too. New Linux distros surely have some PS2PDF or so converter…


(karsten) #7


You can use Ghostscript for that. Install a postscript printer driver, you can find one here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=44&platform=Windows
The printer driver you have to configure to print to a file.
And install Ghostscript and Ghostscript Viewer: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
After that you can print from any application to a file and can use Ghostscript to convert this postscript file to pdf.

For the second method you need additionally Redmon: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/redmon/
Install Redman, Ghostscript and a postscript printer driver.
After that open the proberties from the postscript printer, click details and press the button “add port”
aktivate the option “other” and choose “redirected port”. press “ok” and type in “RPT1:”.
Click “Port Properties” and type in the files “redirect this port to the programm”: “c:\gs\gs7.00\bin\gswin32c.exe” or the directory you installed it in.
In “Arguments for the programm are” type: “-q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE#pdfwrite -sOutputFile#”%1" -c save pop -f -"
In Output choose “Prompt for filename” and in Run “Minimized”

I have a german version from Windows, so some names can named differenty.

Hope this helps.

(IamInnocent) #8

The download link of that page is (maybe temporarily) broken.
Here’s an alternate nirror : http://ftp.sunsite.dk/pub/tex/ctan/support/ghostscript/ghostgum/