Can anyone help me to create a PDF file from Word using free software, without changing the format. I am currently using PDFcreator but the text on the PDF comes out much smaller and squashed together than in the original Word document.
i was surfing forums and i am a member in another forum
i seen your post about PDF files so heres a tip on creating one
adobe takes up space on your harddrive
needs to be updated
so what can you do to take care of that
we all want to be good at our computers and not rely on programs
so heres something i came across on the net you can be a pro try it
Creating PDF Files with No ADOBE
Here are the steps to create the file:
1. You must create a new printer association for your computer. You accomplish this by going to Control Panel icon in the Start menu.
Once the dialog is opened, click on the Printer and Faxes icon.
Click on Add a printer and click the Next button.
Make sure that only Local printer attached to this computer is selected and click the Next button.
Make sure that Use the following port: is selected and choose FILE: (Print to file) in the drop down box.
Once all this is accomplished, click the Next button.
I prefer to Tektronix Phaser 300i as the printer driver that I utilized.
Select the driver that you want (driver that end with PS are usually only used to created postscript files).
After selecting which driver that you want, click the Next button.
You can use the Printer name provided by Windows or create your own. I also suggest that you select No for Do you want to use this printer as the default printer?
When you are ready; click the Next button.
Choose Do not share this printer and click the Next button.
Select No for Do you want to print a test page? Click the Next button. Finally, click the Finish button to create your new printer icon on your computer.
If you now look in your Printer and Faxes dialog, you should see the new icon of the printer.
2.After you have finished editing your document, you must now create the postscript file.
In MS Word, choose the menu option File->Print….
In the dialog that appears at the top, make sure that the printer selected is the new one you created in the preceding step. If it is not, select the printer from the drop down box. When you have selected the printer, press the OK button on the bottom and provide a location on the hard drive and name for the postscript file. The program will now create the postscript file at the specified location.
Now that you have your postscript file, you must convert it to PDF format. This is done by getting two files from the Internet called Ghostscript and GSview.
Here are the steps to convert your postscript file:
1. Download gsvXXw32.exe (for GSView) where XX is the version number. I located the file here: www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/get48.htm.
2. Download gsXXXw32.exe (for Ghostscript ) where XXX is the version number. I located the file here: www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/new853.htm.
3. Install both programs in the order that you choose.
4. Open GSView and you will prompted to choose a version of Ghostscript.
Once you have installed the two programs, you are ready to create your PDF file.
1. Double click your .ps file which you have already created. GSView should open with your postscript file.
2. Click the following menu selection File->Convert.
3. In the Device: box, choose pdfwrite. Select the resolution that you want (Larger resolution means a larger file and better quality. You can test this to see which resolution that you prefer). Select the pages that you want to convert and click OK.
4. You will be prompted to name your file and you should use the .pdf extension (mydoc.pdf). Click Save and you are done.
This method is very economical and it makes sense to send PDF file when dealing with sensitive documents to make sure that people are not able to make changes after the fact. By doing this, you will look more professional and have an easy way to distribute your documents over the Internet.
here are the following downloads that are required
---------------------------------------------------------------i hope that helps
Edited by mme, 18 May 2007 - 08:08 PM.