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    compatability (home premium)

    I just got laptop with Vista, hooked up to home network with PC running ME. Trying desperately to install a pdfwriter with no luck. Tried to back door by using shared from ME PC. Error message. Also tried to Add Printer from other laptop on network running XP Home Edition, got message that Windows won't use drivers from NT4.0?? Seems I have a couple different issues here, and for that I apologize. Any help on either is greatly appreciated. Thanx in Advance!! Chris.

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    Re: compatability (home premium)

    The first thing I would do would be to visit the developer's website to see if that particular pdfwriter has been updated to be compatible with Vista. If one can't be found, perhaps a quick e-mail asking if one is in the works? And lastly, if there are no plans to update that application then I guess it would be the right time to find something else that is. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: compatability (home premium)

    You need to check the printer vendor to see if they have (or plan to have) Vista drivers. You may be able to get XP drivers to work but don't count on it.

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    Re: Compatibility (home premium)

    I'm not sure if I understood your query correctly, but if it relates to whether there is any PDF writer software which runs under Vista, then have a look at CutePDF Writer, and pdf995. All are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> or have <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> versions.

    As far as I can see PDF Creator doesn't yet support Vista, and Primo PDF needs some tinkering before it will work.

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    Thank-you for the help

    I actually got a program called ghostscript along with redmon to work decently. I still have to do jumping jacks to create the pdf, and it creates 2 extra pages, 1 blank, 1 with short error message on it. I plan on tinkering with the files that JohnGray mentioned to see if I can get better results. Thank you for all of your input!! Chris

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