Word Doc to PDF conversion

How to convert a Word Doc in PDF?

I have only Word 97, which does not support this.

Also OpenOffice 1.0 has nothing for this conversion

Have newer Word version the possibility to save as PDF?


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Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

I think you may have to have a version of adobe installed also, but I’m not
sure. I’ve always seen the print > print to file > pdf option in my Word
version.


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“Roland Mösl” <founder@pege.org> wrote in message
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> How to convert a Word Doc in PDF?
>
> I have only Word 97, which does not support this.
>
> Also OpenOffice 1.0 has nothing for this conversion
>
> Have newer Word version the possibility to save as PDF?
>
>
> –
> Roland Mösl
> http://www.pege.org Clear targets for a confused civilization
> http://web-design-suite.com Web Design starts at the search engine
>

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> I think you may have to have a version of adobe installed also, but I’m not
> sure. I’ve always seen the print > print to file > pdf option in my Word
> version.

You can have that if you have adobe acrobat.

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

On Saturday 31 August 2002 08:33 am, Roland Mösl wrote:

> How to convert a Word Doc in PDF?

print to file, save as a .ps then go here http://www.ps2pdf.org


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

To legally create a PDF file you need to have a legal license from Adobe
they sell several different licenses depending on your needs.

Gary Stein

“Roland Mösl” <founder@pege.org> wrote in message
news:akr2ga$hc9$2@www.darklock.com
> How to convert a Word Doc in PDF?
>
> I have only Word 97, which does not support this.
>
> Also OpenOffice 1.0 has nothing for this conversion
>
> Have newer Word version the possibility to save as PDF?
>
>
> –
> Roland Mösl
> http://www.pege.org Clear targets for a confused civilization
> http://web-design-suite.com Web Design starts at the search engine
>

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

On Tuesday 03 September 2002 09:44 pm, Gary Stein wrote:

> To legally create a PDF file you need to have a legal license from Adobe
> they sell several different licenses depending on your needs.

Nope, .pdf is an open format, anyone can write a program that will
read/create PDF’s. (like ghostscript)


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

“John R. Marshall” <hotrodder@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Tuesday 03 September 2002 09:44 pm, Gary Stein wrote:
>
> > To legally create a PDF file you need to have a legal license from Adobe
> > they sell several different licenses depending on your needs.
>
> Nope, .pdf is an open format, anyone can write a program that will
> read/create PDF’s. (like ghostscript)

Then why did Adobe sue MS, Apple, DEC, etc etc over control of the format
during its early days? And why is the only commercially available program
that can create PDF’s only sold by Adobe? The open source community may in
fact have app’s that create PDF files but they can not sell them nor can
those files be legally distributed as PDF files if the user charges for the
content, nor would Adobe agree that they are legally created PDF files or
feel any compulsion to make new versions of the format compatible with those
apps. As far as I know but I could be wrong…

Gary Stein
>
> –
> John R. Marshall
>
> TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

On Tuesday 03 September 2002 10:00 pm, Gary Stein wrote:

> Then why did Adobe sue MS, Apple, DEC, etc etc over control of the format
> during its early days? And why is the only commercially available program
> that can create PDF’s only sold by Adobe?

not a clue :slight_smile:

>The open source community may in
> fact have app’s that create PDF files but they can not sell them nor can
> those files be legally distributed as PDF files if the user charges for
> the content, nor would Adobe agree that they are legally created PDF files
> or feel any compulsion to make new versions of the format compatible with
> those apps. As far as I know but I could be wrong…

Your wrong :wink:

For example’ You can get (buy) a commercial license for ghostscript so you
can include pdf output in your non-free program, Macromedia fireworks is
the best example, Adobe and Micromedia are not the best of friends. :wink:

More commercial users of ghostscript.
http://www.artifex.com/techcustomers/index.htm


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

Gary Stein wrote
> And why is the only commercially available program
> that can create PDF’s only sold by Adobe?

AFAIK, lots of commercial software creates PDF’s. In any case, my
WordPerfect 10 for Windows does (I thought that recent versions of MS Word
did also.) and the name “Adobe” is not displayed at any point in the
process.

The open source community may in
> fact have app’s that create PDF files but they can not sell them nor can
> those files be legally distributed as PDF files if the user charges for
the
> content, nor would Adobe agree that they are legally created PDF files or
> feel any compulsion to make new versions of the format compatible with
those
> apps. As far as I know but I could be wrong…
>
> Gary Stein
> >
> > –
> > John R. Marshall
> >
> > TBA…
>
>

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in message
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> Gary Stein wrote
> > And why is the only commercially available program
> > that can create PDF’s only sold by Adobe?
>
> AFAIK, lots of commercial software creates PDF’s. In any case, my
> WordPerfect 10 for Windows does (I thought that recent versions of MS Word
> did also.) and the name “Adobe” is not displayed at any point in the
> process.

I can do it with PHP.

In fact, the PDFlib is bundled with Win32 builds.

I just did an application with server-side PDFs like that earlier today. :slight_smile:

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Crashproof Solutions, LLC
Your Technology Business Partner

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

Found it. PDF is an open standard maintained by Adobe:
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes/acrobatpdf.html

The PDF spec includes technologies on which Adobe holds patents. These
technologies can be used royalty-free for the purposes of creating PDF’s
that comply with the spec.
http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/legalnotices.html

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

On Wednesday 04 September 2002 12:58 am, Winston wrote:

> Found it. PDF is an open standard maintained by Adobe:
> http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes/acrobatpdf.html
>
> The PDF spec includes technologies on which Adobe holds patents. These
> technologies can be used royalty-free for the purposes of creating PDF’s
> that comply with the spec.
> http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/legalnotices.html

OK what search terms did you use??

I couldn’t find it when I was searching :slight_smile:


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

John R. Marshall wrote
> OK what search terms did you use??
>
> I couldn’t find it when I was searching :slight_smile:

It was tricky. I was searching for “PDF Standard” etc., and wasn’t coming up
with anything substantive. But I found some sites that referred to “PDF 1.2”
and “PDF 1.3” (which I inferred were the versions of the standard) so I
looked for sites that contained both of those phrases plus the word
standard. I came up with a page on developer.apple.com about writing
software that made PDF’s and clicked through to the links page for that
article and that’s where I found the pages I cited.

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

I was wrong, things must have changed since the early days of the format.

My version of Word 2000 does not seem to have the option to create or even
read PDF’s but it might be an option that I did not install.

Gary Stein

“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in message
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> Found it. PDF is an open standard maintained by Adobe:
> http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes/acrobatpdf.html
>
> The PDF spec includes technologies on which Adobe holds patents. These
> technologies can be used royalty-free for the purposes of creating PDF’s
> that comply with the spec.
> http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/legalnotices.html
>
>
>

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

My version of Word didn’t have it, till we bought Acrobat.

Gary Stein wrote:

>I was wrong, things must have changed since the early days of the format.
>
>My version of Word 2000 does not seem to have the option to create or even
>read PDF’s but it might be an option that I did not install.
>
>Gary Stein
>
>“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in message
>news:al480g$eb5$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
>
>>Found it. PDF is an open standard maintained by Adobe:
>>http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes/acrobatpdf.html
>>
>>The PDF spec includes technologies on which Adobe holds patents. These
>>technologies can be used royalty-free for the purposes of creating PDF’s
>>that comply with the spec.
>>http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/legalnotices.html
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

“-Deborah-” <invalid@work.com> wrote in message
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> My version of Word didn’t have it, till we bought Acrobat.

Yeah that is how I always thought it worked you had to buy Acrobat not just
have the free reader inorder to create PDF files but I stand corrected there
are other alteratives out there for Linux at least. John are there any
non-Adobe products that will work under Windows?

Gary Stein

>
> Gary Stein wrote:
>
> >I was wrong, things must have changed since the early days of the format.
> >
> >My version of Word 2000 does not seem to have the option to create or
even
> >read PDF’s but it might be an option that I did not install.
> >
> >Gary Stein
> >
> >“Winston” <wd@winston.org> wrote in message
> >news:al480g$eb5$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> >[color=darkred]
> >>Found it. PDF is an open standard maintained by Adobe:
> >>http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/technotes/acrobatpdf.html
> >>
> >>The PDF spec includes technologies on which Adobe holds patents. These
> >>technologies can be used royalty-free for the purposes of creating PDF’s
> >>that comply with the spec.
> >>http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/legalnotices.html
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>[/color]

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

On Wednesday 04 September 2002 02:45 pm, Gary Stein wrote:

> Yeah that is how I always thought it worked you had to buy Acrobat not
> just have the free reader inorder to create PDF files but I stand
> corrected there are other alteratives out there for Linux at least. John
> are there any non-Adobe products that will work under Windows?

ghostscript (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/) is crossplatform. It’s not an
all in one solution like Acrobat, but you can convert any document that you
can print into a PDF.


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: Word Doc to PDF conversion

I can export to .pdf from Macromedia Freehand, and they are a strong competitor
of Adobe’s.