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[28 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The ASUS Eee PC comes with either Xandros or Windows XP installed by default. Since there is a ton of different ways to create PDFs on Windows XP (just search Google for ‘create pdfs free xp’), this post will just focus on creating PDFs on Xandros.
In this tutorial we are going to use CUPS-PDF to add print to PDF functionality in Xandros on the Eee PC in Easy Mode.
Creating PDFs on the Eee PC (Easy Mode)

The first thing you’ll need to do is open the Terminal Window. You can do this by …

General News, PDF Creation »

[22 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Microsoft have announced that Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will include native support for PDF.
With the release of SP2 users will be able to save documents directly to PDF from within Office applications, without having to install any additional add-ons. This marks a return to Microsoft’s original plan for PDF support.
When planning for Office 2007 Microsoft initially planned to include ‘Save as PDF’ support natively, but after a dispute with Adobe, they relented and instead offered ‘Save as PDF’ support through an optional add-on, which is available for free download.
Since PDF …

PDF Creation »

[20 May 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

We’ve previously covered Loop for Firefox which allows you to “Upload, convert and combine your files to PDF from a tidy toolbar, without the conversion getting in the way of your Web browsing”.
But if you’re just looking for a Firefox add-on that helps you convert web pages to PDF then you should check out PrintPDF.
Currently this Firefox add-on only supports Firefox 3 and doesn’t create hyperlinks in the PDF files.
Once you have installed PrintPDF simply go to File > Print to PDF to convert the web page you are currently …

Editorials, Tips and Tutorials »

[18 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

I’ve just finished upgrading to Gutsy Gibbon, the latest release of Ubuntu, and I am very happy to find that a PDF printer driver is now installed by default. Previously I’ve covered some PDF creators that are available for Linux operating systems and have generally found that they are lacking in both functionality and numbers (i.e. there isn’t that many of them). Hopefully now that the PDF printer is a more integrated part of Ubuntu, it will get more attention feature wise.
The PDF printer in Gutsy Gibbon is an updated …

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[29 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

It’s easy enough to create PDFs on a Windows or Mac machine, but what about Linux? A quick search of the web will show you that Linux doesn’t have half the number of PDF creator options that Windows and Macs have, not even close, in fact your options on Linux are quite limited (which is hard for me to say, since I’m a Linux fan).
You might be asking why would anyone need more than one PDF creator? The answer is simple, if there was one free PDF creator that did …

Editorials »

[19 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

If you are interested in the technical side of PDF [and related technologies] then check out James King’s new blog called Inside PDF. He is the PDF Architect and a Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe — so you are definitely getting the inside word.
PC Magazine has praised the PDF format and provided readers with reviews of four different PDF creators — Adobe Acrobat, BullZip PDF Printer, deskPDF Professional and PDF Converter Professional 4. It’s definitely not a comprehensive list (or even close) of all the PDF creators out there, …

Adobe Acrobat, General News, PDF Creation »

[11 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

A few interesting links that I’ve come across today:

Rick Borstein on his Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog has attacked PDF clones as being cheap and inferior imitations of Adobe Acrobat. He obviously knows which side his bread is buttered on.
Want to convert PDFs to Word, Excel or JPEG? Computer Tips From A Customer Guy has some.. err.. tips.
Germany company UNIVERSE GmbH have released pdf-Office Professional in Version 7.0.

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[26 Jul 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

The add-ons for Firefox just keep getting better. This new one from Drawloop Technologies allows you to create and combine multiple PDFs directly inside your Firefox browser. You have the option of converting files from your desktop or converting the web page that you are currently viewing or a combination of both.
This is a great tool for anyone who doesn’t already have a PDF creator and only occasionally needs to create hassle and cost free, PDFs.
Check it out: LOOP for Firefox.
I look forward to the next great Firefox add-on.
Edit: there …

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[24 Jul 2007 | 9 Comments | ]

The number of different ways to create PDFs is growing daily. A few years ago if you didn’t have Acrobat, your options for creating PDFs were quite limited, but today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of free and commercial PDF conversion utilities out there that will allow you to create all the PDFs that you could possibly desire. In this post I will list a number of different free online PDF converters.

PrimoPDF Online – Simply browse to the file to be converted on your machine and upload it for …

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[27 Jun 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

Word processor documents are for authoring, PDF documents are for sharing. It’s a fairly simple concept, to which even the developers of these Word Processors have cottoned on to. Yet there are still users who insist on sharing their Word processor documents with colleagues, colleagues who do not need to make changes to the document and are only reviewing them, in this authoring format, instead of converting these document into a file sharing format, like PDF.
Is there really any excuse for this given that most decent Word Processors include support for export to PDF? Here is …