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seeking program to print directly to .pdf or similar w/o printing to paper.


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#1 jtrv

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

hello, I am seeking a program that will allow me to print directly to a .pdf file or similar without physically printing out the file and/or page. I have heard of some, however they have mixed reviews due to malware and add-ons which are included. thank you.



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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

Hi,

 

The one I use is PrimoPDF and yes all those free programs will offer things you don't need, it's the way they use to support the free version!

Use custom installation to uncheck the offers you don't need.

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:22 AM

I use  http://www.printfriendly.com/ and Libre office to make Pdf's. I also use this extension to make Pdf's. Save as Pdf.

 

For Chrome & Firefox browsers. There is no malware or toolbars included with these programs.

 

 


Edited by mainer21, 16 July 2014 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

google chrome will do it for webpages. just use "sandwich shape button"-->print then change the destination to "save as pdf". no need for extensions or plugins. 


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

thank you for the recommendations. I will check them all out. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to post. thank you.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

I've used PDF Creator for several years and I've been very happy with it. As mentioned above, just make sure to opt-out of any toolbar offers.

 

http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

thank you Cecilia421.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

You're welcome!  :thumbup2:


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

cute PDF writer






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