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Old 08-29-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:30 PM   #2
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openoffice -> print to file
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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thanx it's all what i wanted
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:37 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:11 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:58 PM   #7
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Like iceman47 mentioned above, OpenOffice 1.1 has a built-in PDF output capability.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:31 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:57 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:26 PM   #10
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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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