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Old 09-14-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Need a pdf creator...

I tried to install the Distiller that came with Pagemaker 7 on my WinXP (backup) laptop and I've not been able to get it to work--I keep getting pdf gen errors on Courier. I've been using this version since Win95 (maybe Win2K) and it's worked well for me but I think with the new Win7 system, I should probably look into getting something else.

I don't need Acrobat but I would like something that will allow me to play with dpi and some other options as I do with this older version of Distiller. I'm not adverse to paying for the software but it would be nice if it weren't too pricey or if I could get it for free...

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

   
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Michael...will check it out...

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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http://cutepdf.com

Their free version basically just acts as a printer driver, but there are some options in the driver, including the DPI (or so it seems). Their paid for version has a free trial if that's not good enough. It's $50.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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kayza: Their free version basically just acts as a printer driver, but there are some options in the driver, including the DPI (or so it seems).
Thanks...I have an older version of cutepdf on my current system that I'd forgotten about. I should update to the newer version and see if it gives me options that I use most frequently...



>>Their paid for version has a free trial if that's not good enough. It's $50.

That's not too bad a price...

I just had to go to the pro version of RevoUninstaller because I discovered that the free version isn't really 64bit-ready and doesn't see all software installed on my new Win7 Pro/64bit system. The nice thing is that they give you a 30 day trial with full functionality and there are some extra goodies that I liked so I decided to buy the pro version. What's nice is that they are running a sale so it was just a tad over $27 which isn't too bad for good software...'-}}

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