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Re: [K12OSN] PDF file creation



Since you require that for M$ publisher <shudder> just install
PDFCreator as a printer http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator on
all those poor, downtrodden windbloze machines just begging to be set
free of their tyranny and opened to the ...

OK. I'll stop there :-) 

It's election season. I tend to get carried away.
On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 15:39 +0100, Brian Chivers wrote:
> We do install OpenOffice on all our machines, both Linux & Doze, I'm just looking for something that 
>   can be used from say M$ Publisher to create a pdf file.
> 
> I have in the past installed a simple pdf printer but I've found that very helpfully local printer 
> take the default over network printers on Doze, so when a user just hits print the document is sent 
> to the pdf creator not the default printer. Yes I know that people shouldn't do that but they do and 
> the teachers don't teach them otherwise (I feel a rant about bad teaching coming on *grin*)
> 
> I suppose if I created a networked pdf printer I could add it automagically at login via a login 
> script so I might have done the annoying thing and answered my own question :-)
> 
> Brian
> 
> Doug Simpson wrote:
> > If the docs are in anything that OpenOffice will open (which is just about everything) OO has a feature that lets you save to PDF, and it is available for the low-low price of. . . absolutely FREE!
> > 
> > And if you act now, you won't be bothered with licensing issues or other problems as associated with the folks at Redmond.
> > 
> > DS
> > 
> > Doug Simpson
> > Technology Specialist
> > De Queen Public Schools
> > De Queen, AR
> > simpsond leopards k12 ar us
> > "A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned"
> > 
> > 
> >>>> "David Whitmer" <thewhitmers gmail com> 6/16/2008 9:25 AM >>>
> > Brian,
> > 
> > Check out PrimoOnline at http://online.primopdf.com/ .  They claim to
> > support about 300 file types for converting to PDF.  You upload the file,
> > and they email the PDF to you.
> > 
> > I have not tried them, nor have I read their terms of service.
> > 
> > David
> > 
> > On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Brian Chivers <
> > brian portsmouth-college ac uk> wrote:
> > 
> >> I'm looking for a nice simple way for users to create pdf's from any type
> >> of file via nice simple web interface.
> >>
> >> What I'd ideally like them to be able to do is upload the file and then
> >> either to be sent the resulting pdf to an email address or emailed a link
> >> where to download it from.
> >>
> >> I did look at pdfcreator which looks OK but I'd have to install the virtual
> >> print driver on every machine which is doable but a web front end would make
> >> it so much easier :-)
> >>
> >> Any idea's / pointers ??
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> Brian
> >>
> >>
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