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Printing to pdf

by Mindstyle06 / February 13, 2008 10:23 PM PST

Hello All,

I know that there are tons of utilities to print to pdf and I use couple of them but at work (academia), our system admin refuses to install any of those utilities, even if they are freewares.

I would like to know if there are any suggestions in this situation to print to pdf, may be a word file or a webpage.

Thanks in advance.

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There are free ones.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2008 10:27 PM PST
In reply to: Printing to pdf

I'm unsure what the system admin has to do with your machine (it's not clear) but I've used PDF995 at times.


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Installation rights
by Mindstyle06 / February 13, 2008 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: There are free ones.

Since our machines are connected to the university networks, every system connected to the network has to be thoroughly checked by them and if they find anything that doesn't fit in their policy, you can't connect that machine. So nowadays, everyone uses machine that is provided by the department and they have a complete control over those machines. We are only *users*, no other rights.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: Installation rights

These forums are more for owners and such. If your job requires you to make a PDF then you only need to put the request in for the tools to do your job.

Seems simple to me. If your job is being impeded by the IT staff then you have to begin the shouts up the command chain to get the IT staff to perform.


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Already doing that
by Mindstyle06 / February 14, 2008 12:11 AM PST
In reply to: Ahh.

but they don't consider it as an essential as Macs have in-built pdf creator. They tell us to make pdf on macs but word document made on PC gets messed up on Mac and so pdf. Anyways, thats totally different thread to start.

If anyone knows how I can bypass kissing IT butt to get my job done, please offer suggestion. I have figured out that adobe website offers 5 free pdf after registration, pdfonline offers unlimited pdf till size of the original document is less that 2 mb.

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There you go.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: Already doing that

Just req a Mac next time. No problem since they provide those.

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For a 10MB limit...
by John.Wilkinson / February 14, 2008 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: Already doing that

ThinkFree.com lets you create/edit/upload files in all MS Office 2007 formats and save as PDF. There's a 10MB limit per file uploaded but it's free and offers 1GB online storage as well. Depending on the files it may be enough to get you by.

Hope this helps,

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See if you can get Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your
by Desperado JC / February 19, 2008 12:49 AM PST
In reply to: There are free ones.

machine. It will install the tool necessary to print to a PDF file.

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