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#1 Sunkist1

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:14 PM

I've had this comp (desktop PC) for more than a year before running into this problem, as I hadn't needed to create a pdf in awhile:  whatever is needed to create pdf's is not there, and nothing I've tried works.

 

I could be mistaken but I think my previous PC and laptop had Adobe Acrobat something-or-other, but when I downloaded and tried to use it there's all kinds of junk on the top and side-  former being a bunch of icons (print,etc.), and latter being edit options.  I need clean, neat pdf's for a couple of purposes, and this version called DC isn't it.

Also tried cutepdf, sodapop or something like that, and they're just as bad. 

 

Does anyone know of a free pdf converter that will produce the results I want?

If it's relevant, I have Windows 7 Home Edition, and OpenOffice. 

 

I went to the OO forum, and was advised to change the username on file folder-  did that, and the entire computer wiped out.  Had to run SystemRestore twice to bring everything back. 

 

Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated. 


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#2 Agouti

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:34 AM

I don't use OpenOffice but here's a tutorial on exporting to PDF.  However, if you want to be able to convert, not just OpenOffice documents, but all documents to PDF, what you need is a PDF printer.  A PDF printer will show up as an optional printer which you can select to "print" a file to PDF.  In that case, I would recommend doPDF.  Notice I linked to version 7.3.398.  That's because I have found later versions to be unnecessarily bloated.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:47 AM

Try this https://www.pdftoword.com/






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