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freelinuxcpp 08-29-2003 12:20 PM

howto creat PDFs easily
 
hello
i need to creat PDFs i ve found a way to htmlTopps then psTopdf , but i wanna know if i can't find some other shorter way ?
thanx

iceman47 08-29-2003 12:30 PM

openoffice -> print to file

freelinuxcpp 08-29-2003 12:35 PM

thanx :) it's all what i wanted

Bobmeister 08-29-2003 12:37 PM

You can make a .pdf with ANY file, not just Open Office by printing to a postcript file and saving it. Open that file with the postscript viewer and then print to a pdf from that...it usually gives high quality .pdf's. That way, you can print web pages or anything and make a .pdf out of it.

There might be a more direct way from other applications, but I haven't found it yet.

Micro420 09-17-2003 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Bobmeister
You can make a .pdf with ANY file, not just Open Office by printing to a postcript file and saving it. Open that file with the postscript viewer and then print to a pdf from that...it usually gives high quality .pdf's. That way, you can print web pages or anything and make a .pdf out of it.

There might be a more direct way from other applications, but I haven't found it yet.

Can you explain this process to me about printing PDF's?
I lost you on the postscript viewer?

NOrmally to print, I print to a file and it can ONLY print to a *.ps file. But after that, how do I make it into a PDF file? The *.ps files don't print correctly (They only print text, no graphics).

My question: So how do I print into PDF? Please explain step by step.

quatsch 09-17-2003 08:11 PM

The easiest thing to do is to generate a postscript file (.ps) using print-to-file and then to use

ps2pdf inputfile outputfile

from the command line.

sewer_monkey 09-17-2003 08:58 PM

Like iceman47 mentioned above, OpenOffice 1.1 has a built-in PDF output capability.

Micro420 09-18-2003 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by sewer_monkey
Like iceman47 mentioned above, OpenOffice 1.1 has a built-in PDF output capability.
can OpenOffice print what's on the screen and webpages? Or only print documents and so forth to PDF?

I know this is a dumb question, but do I have OpenOffice? I am using Mandrake 9.1. I have some KOffice stuff like Kwrite.

quatsch 09-18-2003 11:57 AM

I'm not sure if you can display webpages directly in oo but you can save them from mozilla or konqi and then display that in oo and then you can print it.

You don't have openoffice1.1 with mandrake but you can always download it and install it. you do have oo1.0.x (at least on the cds) but it doesn't have the export to pdf function.

My experience with the pdf function is that it is a bit flaky. I don't know if it's my installation or a problem with openoffice. Basically, sometimes, the pdf files get ridiculously large (like 650KB for a 2 page plain text document); othertimes, it is just fine. I also think that the print-to-file function in openoffice1.0x (which comes with mdk) is flaky - it sometimes produces ridiculously large ps files...
So what I do use oo1.1 to print to file (which is quite fine) and then use ps2pdf to get to the pdf files.

koen plessers 09-18-2003 01:26 PM

Hello

Is there a way to make complex pdf documents with hyperlinks, bookmarks etc. At work I use Adobe Acrobat for this, but is there free software with similar capabilities?

Koen


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