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Tony The Tiger
I use to write to pdf files using paperport which added a printer driver that enabled you to "print" anything into a .pdf file. I use to get paperport for free with some brother printers. I bought an HP OfficeJet 6500A E710n today since my current version of Windows 7 does not allow me to install my old Brother MFC 420 CN. This means that I am not able to install paperport on my primary laptop any more. Is there a good freeware PDF writer?
menino
I DOn't know how paperport works, but I used to use a free pdf software called cutepdf writer (http://cutepdf.com
It is free, and you also have to download the cutepdf converter software, and it works well.

Basically, then, you write what you need to in word or excel, and then print it as a pdf document, which saves it as a file.

At the moment, though, if you have Office Professional 2010, it has an option to save your word files as pdf documents rght there, so you would not really need to install cutepdf.

Cutepdf, is just in case you dont have the in built pdf converter in Microsoft Office with the version you currently have.
Tony The Tiger
menino wrote:
I DOn't know how paperport works, but I used to use a free pdf software called cutepdf writer (http://cutepdf.com
It is free, and you also have to download the cutepdf converter software, and it works well.

Basically, then, you write what you need to in word or excel, and then print it as a pdf document, which saves it as a file.

At the moment, though, if you have Office Professional 2010, it has an option to save your word files as pdf documents rght there, so you would not really need to install cutepdf.

Cutepdf, is just in case you dont have the in built pdf converter in Microsoft Office with the version you currently have.


I use Microsoft office 2007. Should I have access to a pdf converter somewhere in its bundle of programs.

The program works just like I wanted.
menino
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy
weableandbob
Yeah, cutepdf will allow you to save a word document as a pdf file. It just adds another "printer" that saves the file.
Tony The Tiger
When I use to use Scansoft's paperport, it had features that allowed you to modify .pdf files by merging them and removing pages. Are there free software programs that provide these features?
keyman
A publishing program that will save as PDF, for example Scribus, might be what you are looking for:
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
It's free and opensource for all Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktop computers.
welshsteve
I mainly just create documents in Microsoft Word and print to a PDF creator virtual printer such as CutePDF. Cheaper than buying software to do it.
Navigator
menino wrote:
I DOn't know how paperport works, but I used to use a free pdf software called cutepdf writer (http://cutepdf.com
It is free, and you also have to download the cutepdf converter software, and it works well.

Basically, then, you write what you need to in word or excel, and then print it as a pdf document, which saves it as a file.

At the moment, though, if you have Office Professional 2010, it has an option to save your word files as pdf documents rght there, so you would not really need to install cutepdf.

Cutepdf, is just in case you dont have the in built pdf converter in Microsoft Office with the version you currently have.


+1
Tony The Tiger
keyman wrote:
A publishing program that will save as PDF, for example Scribus, might be what you are looking for:
http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
It's free and opensource for all Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktop computers.


What does it mean by versatile PDF creation? Maybe that is what I want.
flamepjlh
Tony The Tiger wrote:
I use to write to pdf files using paperport which added a printer driver that enabled you to "print" anything into a .pdf file. I use to get paperport for free with some brother printers. I bought an HP OfficeJet 6500A E710n today since my current version of Windows 7 does not allow me to install my old Brother MFC 420 CN. This means that I am not able to install paperport on my primary laptop any more. Is there a good freeware PDF writer?


foxit pdf editor seems able to meet your needs.
Twisted Evil
Tony The Tiger
flamepjlh wrote:
Tony The Tiger wrote:
I use to write to pdf files using paperport which added a printer driver that enabled you to "print" anything into a .pdf file. I use to get paperport for free with some brother printers. I bought an HP OfficeJet 6500A E710n today since my current version of Windows 7 does not allow me to install my old Brother MFC 420 CN. This means that I am not able to install paperport on my primary laptop any more. Is there a good freeware PDF writer?


foxit pdf editor seems able to meet your needs.
Twisted Evil


It looks good. Downloading now.

I have downloaded and installed it and am unsure how to add one .pdf file to another to merge documents. Any advice?
ankur209
PDF CReator !! Its free and good to use !!
mukesh
menino wrote:
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy



same problem with me i was working on office 2003. but now i have 2007. In office 2007 have to save problem. is PDF reader working well?
mukesh
I have cyber cafe my some pcs which have install win Xp with office 2007. I want to save some format in .xps format.

XPS format support win xp?
SultanMA
Use adobe Acrobat reader x10 , yes it expensive but it has many good features.

Like OCR, Screen capture and reverse converting from pdf to word.
jwellsy
OpenOffice makes pdf's.
tamilparks
menino wrote:
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy


ok i will also try this..

but i use pdf995 driver http://www.pdf995.com/download.html its very easy and simple just we have to print
JonathanCharles
Thanks
I have downloaded it .......will share u the experience later.
soprafazertestes
In mac pdf write is native, in preview application or print save
silverdown
Kool I been looking for something like this earlier thank you for sharing.! Very Happy
Tony The Tiger
tamilparks wrote:
menino wrote:
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy


ok i will also try this..

but i use pdf995 driver http://www.pdf995.com/download.html its very easy and simple just we have to print


Does this software allow you to concatenate .pdf files?
tamilparks
Tony The Tiger wrote:
tamilparks wrote:
menino wrote:
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy


ok i will also try this..

but i use pdf995 driver http://www.pdf995.com/download.html its very easy and simple just we have to print


Does this software allow you to concatenate .pdf files?


sorry its impossible
Tony The Tiger
tamilparks wrote:
Tony The Tiger wrote:
tamilparks wrote:
menino wrote:
I dont think there is a "save as pdf" by default in office 2007.

But there is an add on, and its free, I believe.

On an old memory that I used for one old case, I came across this http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d951911-3e7e-4ae6-b059-a2e79ed87041&displaylang=en

So now you can enjoy Very Happy


ok i will also try this..

but i use pdf995 driver http://www.pdf995.com/download.html its very easy and simple just we have to print


Does this software allow you to concatenate .pdf files?


sorry its impossible


That is what I am missing about the paperport software from scansoft. That probably the second most important feature of the software.
SultanMA
The best PDF writer for using it with microsoft office or with printing is Adobe Acrobat. Other PDF Writers is making some errors or reduce the quality of images. In Acrobat u can customize all settings to get your needs.
emanuel2
i am using Bullzip pdf printer, which also a virtual printer. Works good in many cases.
ms_j
Did you try to install that software you used with "Compatibility Mode"?
Is it called "Paperport"? I didn't get that. You kinda confused me with that printer you mentioned. What does the printer has to do with the whole problem?
Tony The Tiger
emanuel2 wrote:
i am using Bullzip pdf printer, which also a virtual printer. Works good in many cases.

What is the precise meaning of the term "virtual printer"?
davidv
Learn and use LaTex! Over the last month I've made the transition from Microsoft word to LaTeX (I've even made a Python script that generate LaTeX documents).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

There's a high learning curve but if you have the time it's worth learning. It's kind of like a markup language but with much more. It defines document structure (which is kinda like Microsoft's styles component... which if you don't use, start because that's the proper way of Microsoft Word), it has amazing typography and when LaTeX code is compiled, it creates a .pdf file by default. You can even make PowerPoints in LaTeX using a document class called Beamer (which I've also made the transition from Microsoft PowerPoint to Beamer).

LaTeX can do everything Microsoft Word can do but more (of course, this is only if you use some LaTeX magic). As far as I know, every academic document is written in LaTeX. Engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians all use LaTeX.

Here's an example of what a LaTeX document would look like before it's compiled and after it's compiled.

http://pangea.stanford.edu/computing/unix/formatting/latexexample.php

And here's a simple LaTeX cheat sheet to get you started if you decide to try out LaTeX... which I'm going to have to say, would make an awesome T-shirt. Smile

http://ctan.unsw.edu.au/info/latexcheat/latexcheat/latexsheet.pdf
Tony The Tiger
davidv wrote:
Learn and use LaTex! Over the last month I've made the transition from Microsoft word to LaTeX (I've even made a Python script that generate LaTeX documents).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

There's a high learning curve but if you have the time it's worth learning. It's kind of like a markup language but with much more. It defines document structure (which is kinda like Microsoft's styles component... which if you don't use, start because that's the proper way of Microsoft Word), it has amazing typography and when LaTeX code is compiled, it creates a .pdf file by default. You can even make PowerPoints in LaTeX using a document class called Beamer (which I've also made the transition from Microsoft PowerPoint to Beamer).

LaTeX can do everything Microsoft Word can do but more (of course, this is only if you use some LaTeX magic). As far as I know, every academic document is written in LaTeX. Engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians all use LaTeX.


What kind of text editor do you use to create your LaTeX documents?
davidv
Tony The Tiger wrote:
davidv wrote:
Learn and use LaTex! Over the last month I've made the transition from Microsoft word to LaTeX (I've even made a Python script that generate LaTeX documents).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

There's a high learning curve but if you have the time it's worth learning. It's kind of like a markup language but with much more. It defines document structure (which is kinda like Microsoft's styles component... which if you don't use, start because that's the proper way of Microsoft Word), it has amazing typography and when LaTeX code is compiled, it creates a .pdf file by default. You can even make PowerPoints in LaTeX using a document class called Beamer (which I've also made the transition from Microsoft PowerPoint to Beamer).

LaTeX can do everything Microsoft Word can do but more (of course, this is only if you use some LaTeX magic). As far as I know, every academic document is written in LaTeX. Engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians all use LaTeX.


What kind of text editor do you use to create your LaTeX documents?


Well, I use Vim for everything and compile it in the shell itself. If you go to this website http://www.latex-project.org/ftp.html download and install LaTeX, it should come with its own IDE where you're able to create and preview the LaTeX documents you're creating. I think for Windows, it's TeXworks.
Tony The Tiger
davidv wrote:
Tony The Tiger wrote:
davidv wrote:
Learn and use LaTex! Over the last month I've made the transition from Microsoft word to LaTeX (I've even made a Python script that generate LaTeX documents).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

There's a high learning curve but if you have the time it's worth learning. It's kind of like a markup language but with much more. It defines document structure (which is kinda like Microsoft's styles component... which if you don't use, start because that's the proper way of Microsoft Word), it has amazing typography and when LaTeX code is compiled, it creates a .pdf file by default. You can even make PowerPoints in LaTeX using a document class called Beamer (which I've also made the transition from Microsoft PowerPoint to Beamer).

LaTeX can do everything Microsoft Word can do but more (of course, this is only if you use some LaTeX magic). As far as I know, every academic document is written in LaTeX. Engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians all use LaTeX.


What kind of text editor do you use to create your LaTeX documents?


Well, I use Vim for everything and compile it in the shell itself.


How does that compare with WinEDT?
davidv
Tony The Tiger wrote:
How does that compare with WinEDT?


I've never used WinEDT myself so I don't honestly know. In fact, I don't really know much about TeXworks either. Again, I use terminal text editors like Vim for nearly everything I do. Vim has excellent syntax highlighting for LaTeX in fact i'd say it's the best for editing LaTeX documents. However, if you're more into the GUI stuff... I can't suggest much other than TeXworks which is the default LaTeX text editor for MiKTeX (if you're using a Windows machine).

edit:

I was using TeXworks last night and thought it was decent. It has okay syntax highlighting (not as great as vim), line numbers, spell check, gui compile i.e. no need to type :! pdflatex %. There was one thing that I liked a lot. TeXworks splits the screen into two where the left hand side is your LaTeX source and the other side is the pdf viewer so when you compile it, you can automatically see the changes rather than having to close adobe reader, compile, open adobe reader. But anyway, it's just a texteditor... if you're serious about learning LaTeX then you should be focusing on LaTeX. I recommend you play around with the math environment as the first few things you start off doing.

Code:

\begin{align}
    E &= mc^2                              \\
    m &= \frac{m_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}}
\end{align}
shomesnehanjan
I have designed a magazine that has been printed. The problem that i now face is that the file size is huge! cananybody help?? Question
ProfessorY91
Navigator wrote:
menino wrote:
I DOn't know how paperport works, but I used to use a free pdf software called cutepdf writer (http://cutepdf.com
It is free, and you also have to download the cutepdf converter software, and it works well.

Basically, then, you write what you need to in word or excel, and then print it as a pdf document, which saves it as a file.

At the moment, though, if you have Office Professional 2010, it has an option to save your word files as pdf documents rght there, so you would not really need to install cutepdf.

Cutepdf, is just in case you dont have the in built pdf converter in Microsoft Office with the version you currently have.


+1


+1
Tony The Tiger
ProfessorY91 wrote:
Navigator wrote:
menino wrote:
I DOn't know how paperport works, but I used to use a free pdf software called cutepdf writer (http://cutepdf.com
It is free, and you also have to download the cutepdf converter software, and it works well.

Basically, then, you write what you need to in word or excel, and then print it as a pdf document, which saves it as a file.

At the moment, though, if you have Office Professional 2010, it has an option to save your word files as pdf documents rght there, so you would not really need to install cutepdf.

Cutepdf, is just in case you dont have the in built pdf converter in Microsoft Office with the version you currently have.


+1


+1

What is +1? Does that mean you agree?
lucascoelho
davidv wrote:

I've even made a Python script that generate LaTeX documents.


Hello David. I know this post is a little bit old, but I just came across it through search on another issue with Latex and got interested. Would you still have this Python script and could you make it available? Or maybe you know some other related script, specially for Python 3.x, generating or somehow interacting with Latex scripts...
meiz
Tony The Tiger wrote:
emanuel2 wrote:
i am using Bullzip pdf printer, which also a virtual printer. Works good in many cases.

What is the precise meaning of the term "virtual printer"?



Now i'm also using the lastest Bullzip PDF Printer 7.2.0.1338, free and versatile. i think "virtual printer" means if only you click print, and then select the "virtual printer"(Pdf Writer, e.g. Bullzip PDF Printer), you can get corresponding *.pdf file to be opened. Idea Idea Idea
portoskt
cute pdf writer, free and simple
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