Creating .pdf files

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  1. May 16, 2010 #1

    doubletop

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    In Stews Potty Elbow engine project there was a dialogue regarding producing .pdf files.

    Try PDF995 from here http://www.pdf995.com/ its free and installs as a printer so anything you can print from an application can be .pdf'd and saved as a file

    Pete



     
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    I installed cutePDF. It's free and it works great. I have converted all of my AutoCad drawings to PDF's so that I can take them to the local print shop to have them made larger than 8-1/2x11.
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  3. May 16, 2010 #3

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    I use PDFCreator - it also installs as a printer and has the option of combining printouts so I can print tiled version of my foamy airplane files for posting and printing
     
  4. May 16, 2010 #4

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    There we go then, plenty of options and no reasons for drawings or whatever to be posted in .gif .tif .dxf, .jpg etc. or for people to have any issues creating useful files from any program they may be using.

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    That is one of the things I absolutely love about my Macintosh. Anything I can send to my printer can be saved as a pdf with one click.
     
  6. May 17, 2010 #6

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    There's always at least one (Mac) in the crowd ;D
     
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    We're everywhere. Some of us (er, me) don't know how to sit still and be quiet!
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 #8

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    Well DXF is useful for those that may want to get the part lazer or waterjet cut or want to use CNC.

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  9. Jul 15, 2013 #9

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    Linux comes with Apples CUPS printer support system which is also used on Macs. Most people don't know that OS-X uses a modified Linux Kernel. That's the reason Linux distributions appear to have copied the look and feel of Apple/Mac computers. In reality when Apple started using their version of the Linux Kernel so the Operating System naturally followed the look an feel of Apple and Macintosh computers with OS-X. Today you no longer need to be a computer geek to make the switch to Linux and free yourself from Microsoft and it's NSA PRISM support that's reporting everything you do to Big Brother. It's easy to keep your Windows OS available as Linux distributions provide GRUB which allows you to chose which OS you want to boot up. lots of software is available too. This includes everything a Machinist would want including LinuxCNC. If you have an old PC it's easy to load a Linux distribution and put it back in use. Here is a list of currently available Linux distributions.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Linux_distributions
     
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    Windows 7 and 8 provide a Save to PDF option as part of the printer dialog, you don't need Acrobat (full) or other add-ons. You don't need to switch to Apple or Linux to do this. The time you save not making the switch is best used making more chips.

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    Seriously? $1500 for an SDK and a further $1000 for the PDF addon?
    That's enough for five Adobe Pro licen$es right there.
    You've really done your homework and found the right target audience here. Bravo.
    Go away spammer.
     
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    All 17 of you! :D
     
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    Hi, kf2qd.
    I wonder whether it offers a free trial package for users to check or not? If it does, I will try it later.



    Best regards,
    Arron
     

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