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    pdf file format (2000)

    Any ideas how to save a word document in pdf format? Cheers.

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    Re: pdf file format (2000)

    To save documents in PDF format you MUST have Adobe's PDF writer, and I think you can only get that as part of the Adobe Acrobat full install. Right now that cost about $250. It's pretty expensive, but if you are in need of pdf files, it's pretty much the way to go.
    There is an alternative I know of right now. That is a product called Genidocs by Omtool. http://www.omtool.com It is advertised as a messaging tool, but allows users to create pdf files. Apparently, one other company is doing something similar though. That website is http://www.signitas.com, but I know almost nothing about them.
    If anyone else knows of any other way of creating a pdf file from a word document, I would be VERY interested in finding out.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: pdf file format (2000)

    Hi

    If you just want to do this occasionally for a few documents you can actually have it done for free via the adobe website www.createpdf.adobe.com but obviously they want you to buy the software if you intend to do mass conversions.
    I have used it for both Word and Publisher documents and have been very impressed.
    Regards

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    Re: pdf file format (2000)

    Wow, that's great news. Thanks!

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    Re: pdf file format (2000)

    Some "print to PDF" alternatives:

    FinePrint: pdfFactory $50 or pdfFactory Pro $100 (all Windows versions)

    Zeon: DocuCom PDF Driver $50 (all Windows versions)

    Archisoft: Win2pdf standard $39 or pro $78 (for Windows NT/2000/XP)

    Visage: PDF Printer Driver $49 (for Windows 2000/XP)

    And this is from just the first two pages of a Google search! I have tried the trial version of FinePrint (which adds a trial version footer to each PDF created). It's fine for the quick and rough stuff I need it for.

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