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Convert XPS document to PDF

by beachangel1 / December 28, 2013 6:41 AM PST

I need to be able save a report in my Quickbooks as a PDF document. Is there a free software that I can download that will do that? I click the print button in Quickbooks and it saves it as a XPS document.

I appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks,
Renee

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Google search produced 800,000 results
by wpgwpg / December 28, 2013 7:01 AM PST

It appears that there're thousands of programs that will do this based on a Google search. You should also check with Intuit to see if they have a utility or recommendations. I would caution you about where you download from so you avoid picking up malware in the process.
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Good luck.

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Still Need Help
by beachangel1 / December 28, 2013 7:47 AM PST

Intuit says that they cannot refer to me any programs. I am looking for recommendations on what others have used and liked. I don't know enough about this to understand the difference in the programs that come up. Some of the programs say they are writers, other says converters. It's very confusing.

I look forward to hearing from anyone that has recommendations.

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I see Cute mentioned. I use that, as well as
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2013 12:15 AM PST
In reply to: Still Need Help

DoPDF.

I have never tried a "convertor" as I find what these do, that is, install a printer that outputs PDF files to be more useful than any convertor. My bet is a new user may want a convertor.
Bob

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Re: convert xps document to pdf
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 28, 2013 8:52 PM PST

You can make a pdf of anything you can print (to paper) by installing a socalled pdf-printer. I've got good experiences with cutepdf from http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp. Note that you have to install ghostscript also.

When printing to pdf it opens a pop-up windows asking you where to put the output file.

Kees

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Will It Stack?
by beachangel1 / December 29, 2013 3:48 AM PST

I looked at the link that you sent. Are you able to stack the pages if there is more than one? I would like to find something that would let me stack the pages as well so that I can send one pdf versus having to send a pdf of each page.

Thanks again for the help.

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Re: pdf
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 29, 2013 4:41 AM PST
In reply to: Will It Stack?

It will make a multi-page pdf-document (with text, pics, colors, everything), just like your printer will print a multi-page paper document. The receiver can read and print it using his preferred pdf-reader adobe, foxit, nitro).

Kees

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Confused on Download
by beachangel1 / December 29, 2013 6:31 AM PST
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I went to the link you sent me. I downloaded the Ghostscript first then did the download for the software. It downloaded stuff that I don't know what it is but don't think it's what it was suppose to download. It downloaded the following: Smart PC Cleaner, Slow PCfig-hter, Driver Genius and Expert PDF7 reader. Let me know if any these are what you are talking about.

Thanks.

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O no!
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 29, 2013 4:37 PM PST
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I hope you only downloaded those programs to your hard disk and didn't install them. If you did, better uninstall.
Simple rule: you don't buy everything that is advertised on TV (in fact you only buy a small part, the things you need). So you don't buy everything that is advertised on Internet either (you only buy the things you need).

If I go to http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp I see in the left column
- free download, version 3.0, 1.82 MB
- free converter (GPLGS8.15; 5.01 MB)
And that's all you need.

I don't even see all that other crap.

Kees

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