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    Make your own PDFs

    From the Zip Guy.
    <hr>Free PDF is a utility which allows you to create PDFs
    just by printing to a "Create PDF" printer,
    from any Windows 9x/ME application FOR FREE!<hr>
    I love this thing. Works like a charm, there is one drawback, the install and configuration is a bit of pain (requires download and install of three separate programs) but once it's installed it's a treat. Haven't found any problems with it yet. Check it out here
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.webxd.com/zipguy/freepdf.htm>FreePDF</A>

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    Just wondering if you have an uptodate URL for this fellow's software? The linked URL is giving wonderful 404 errors <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    Chris

    If you want an alternative, I've used Cute PDF and PDF995 on simple conversions entirely successfully!

    John
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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    Thanks John, I'll search these out.
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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    .... or you could buy a Mac Mini. OS X has PDF writer built in to every Print dialogue. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> - But you knew that, didn't you!

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

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    ZipGuy appears to be off the air. Here's a few mostly <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware alternatives:
    Freeware downloads Misc. Categories - PDF Tools

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    Yeah yeah.. I knew that. I also know that various distributions of Linux include this feature too <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.

    However, I'm looking for an option at work on a Windows box, as that is the platform of (their) choice.
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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    Thanks Alan <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.

    I've tried the CutePDF Writer that John suggested, and it appears (so far) to do what we need, and as a bonus, it even says it's free for commercial use <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    The zip guy is alive and well
    try http://zipguy.012webpages.com/freepdf.htm
    Good luck

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    But unless I missed something, his program supports only Windows 98 and ME...

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    I gave up on the program, the forum gives advice on how to install on NT type OS's (XP etc) I now use JAWS

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    I tried a few of the free PDF creator programs, and found PDF995 suited me best - I guess it comes down to personal preference in the end.

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    I like JAWS too, especially the way it integrates so well with Word e.g. makes the PDF TOC from the Heading outline structure of the DOC. I heard somewhere that they were offering some older versions 4 free. ???

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    You have to be careful; you get the correct JAWS / Jaws!

    This JAWS is a screen reader/talker for visually impaired persons, and costs either
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Make your own PDFs

    I remember now, I got my copy of Jaws free from a magazine CD, after the older freeware version (5D-PDF) wouldn't work with Office 2000 I think. I tried to get it online, but ended up with JAWS instead, because I couldn't read the screen properly. Once I had JAWS, I was able to see what I was doing and realized my mistake. Then I was able to obtain Jaws, as originally planned.

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