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Acrobat alternative

by Tathraman / February 27, 2005 7:43 AM PST

Is there any way I can send multi-page documents as a single flle without having to go to the expense of buying Adobe Acrobat?

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by Stan Chambers / February 27, 2005 8:27 AM PST
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David, Most Word Processors Will Do It...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 8:37 AM PST
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As an example, I do it frequently with Microsoft Word. Whichever software you use, it's important the "receiver" also have software to open the document. If creating a document in Word, the receiver will need to have a program which will open .doc files. If you create a .pdf file, you'll need to have a program that opens that particular file extension.

On the other hand, if you only have a few files to send and want to send them as a .pdf file, you can use Adobe's website to convert those few files. The first 5 files can be done for free. Here's the link:

Hope this helps.


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It's what I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 9:09 AM PST
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pdf creator
by David Fish / March 12, 2005 12:19 AM PST
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Check out which links you to sites where you can download various free programs including OpenOffice which has already been mentioned to you. It also offers a stand alone PDF creator that doesn't consume much space, if you don't want to install a full office suite. I have used both, but the pdf creator will make pdf files of anything that you can send to your printer.

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Potential Acrobat alternative
by stephenh / May 7, 2005 4:26 PM PDT
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I found an Acrobat alternative today which I'm trialling and will probably buy. Nitro PDF by ARTS PDF ( They have a demo at the site.

First thoughts are it doesn't seem quite as polished as Acrobat but it does have all the same features and it's only $99.

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Another Suggestion
by Ausimax / May 8, 2005 8:07 PM PDT
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I use PDF995 & PdfEdit995 and have found them great, I tried CutePDF & PDF Creator the main problem I found with both was you could only make a PDF of the current document. With PDF995 you can keep adding files to the PDF document including other PDF's and after completing you can add bookmarks (index).
It is freeware for personal use, has a nag screen that pops up when you save, if you don't like that you can register for US$19.95.


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