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Low cost PDF creation software

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Low cost PDF creation software

I really get irate about Adobe's policy of charging extra (approx 25%) for their products if you happen to live in the UK when compared to the USA. However I hate the concept of pirating their software along the lines of two wrongs do not make a right. I've come across Nitro PDF which appears to do everything that Adobe Acrobat does, but for one third of the price. I must say I'm well impressed with the product and have bought a licence.
No doubt I'll be told there's xyz product which does it for free ...
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

There is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

Or Libre Office can produce pdf's
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

As does Microsoft Office for that matter.
It obviously depends on what you want to do; Adobe Acrobat is a large, complex and capable bit of software.
But if you only need some simple functions it's probably overkill and there are cheaper or free alternatives.
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

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As does Microsoft Office for that matter.

He did ask for FREE alternatives.
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No doubt I'll be told there's xyz product which does it for free ...
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

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He did ask for FREE alternatives.

You're getting pedantic.  Grin
I was obviously mainly adding to the Libre Office comment and pointing out a function of newer versions of MS Office that many people are unaware of.
And obviously if you have Office already it is free  Cool
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

Google Docs/Drive?
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

Yup, I knew of the Openoffice/Libre office and Word ability to produce pdf output and use that feature occasionally.
What I use quite a lot is the Adobe/Nitro pdf ability to create pdf's from scanner and to OCR the input. I also like to print direct from the browser to pdf format. (Nitro and Adobe provide a "printer").
Keep 'em coming, you haven't given me cause to throw the keyboard at my screen so far.  Wink
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

CutePDF http://www.cutepdf.com/ ?
Didn't your scanner come with bundled OCR software?
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

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OOB Most Linux distro's come with a Print to PDF "printer" and the scanner util will do that as well  Tongue
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Re: Low cost PDF creation software

Google CutePDF and download that. It is FREE though you will need to download another program to go with it.
It allows you to create your pdf in MS word and then print it to a pdf file.
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