Ho do I CREATE (not convert) a PDF file.

January 20, 2015 at 12:33:12
Specs: Windows 7
I'd like to CREATE (not convert) PDF files. Looking though the Web I could not find one program that would enable this.
I also need to find a source of Math shapes (Triangles,Parabolas etc) that can be annotated.
I can't use Microsoft, Open Office or Paint as I'm blind in one eye, and I'm not at all artistic!
Thanks.

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#1
January 20, 2015 at 12:47:19
re: "I'd like to CREATE (not convert) PDF files. Looking though the Web I could not find one program that would enable this."

I guess we need your definition of "create". There are free utilities such as CutePDF and PDFCreator that you install on your system and allow you to "print" to the PDF format. You choose the utility from your printer list and it "creates" a PDF instead of a hardcopy when you print.

If that's not what you are looking for, please define "create" for us.

re: "I can't use Microsoft, Open Office or Paint as I'm blind in one eye, and I'm not at all artistic!"

By "Microsoft" I assume you mean Microsoft Office.

OK, the "not at all artistic" part I get. Neither am I. However - and please don't be offended - how does being blind in one eye prevent you from using Microsoft Office, Open Office or Paint? I can close one eye and still use any program on my system.

Why would using Microsoft Office, Open Office or Paint be any different than using any other program?

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#2
January 20, 2015 at 13:26:17
Blind in one eye, poor vision in the other!
Will try your suggestion re PDF 'printing', but how would I :
[1] Produce an index.
[2] Get Math 'shapes' that can be annotated.
Be patient...
Thanks

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#3
January 21, 2015 at 07:51:47
re: Be patient...

As I said earlier, "Please don't be offended". I am only trying to understand your situation. Let me try to explain, keeping in mind that the typewritten word may sound harsher that intended. Here is my thought process and therefore my confusion:

You mentioned 3 specific applications that you cannot use because of your condition:

Microsoft (Office?), Open Office and Paint

I don't understand how these applications are any different than any other application, such as PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer, Solitaire, etc. as they relate to your condition. Since we apparently have to eliminate these applications from our list of suggested solutions, I'm trying to determine why. e.g. What is it about Open Office that prevents you from using it? Once I have that answer, I might be able to narrow down the list of suggested solutions.

For example, the following program will apparently allow you to create a linked table of contents within a PDF, but it might not be usable to you if it falls into the same category as Microsoft (Office?), Open Office or Paint as it relates to your condition.

http://www.cnet.com/news/preview-ti...

That is why I am trying to understand why you listed specific applications that you cannot use, or to be more precise, I am trying to understand what it is about those applications that prevents their use.

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#4
January 24, 2015 at 19:51:20
adobeXI Pro Will let you do all of this

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#5
January 25, 2015 at 00:11:48
When exploring software solutions I always make my first stop at SnapFiles

SnapFiles inspects, tests and rates every piece of software that developers wish to appear on their website. They offer their rating and review and provide for ratings and reviews to be left by the community. Read about them here:

http://www.snapfiles.com/about.html

Having said that I had a trawl through SnapFiles at their "PDF Creator" offerings and found this:

Qoppa PDF Studio is a demo and watermarked version of their Pro software. While I hate to suggest paid for software (I'm a cheapskate), this will cost you $89 to unlock all of its features.

Here is a list of all results that SnapFiles offers for "PDF Creator":

http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfi...

Have a browse through them, you might find something that might suit your needs. You can limit the results to freeware if you wish.

As always when testing and installing software observe all options during installation and deselect anything you do not wish to have installed. While SnapFiles endeavours to protect their visitors by inspecting for undesirable additions to software they host (they will actually cease to host software that's being detrimentally sneaky) by testing for spyware and such always observe all check boxes during installation and deselect anything that tries to install bundled.

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#6
January 25, 2015 at 11:00:33
First of all PDF stands for Portable Document Format. You can take almost any file and create a PDF of it.

Depending on what version of Microsoft Office (Word) you have, you may be able to save a file from Word as a PDF file. Newer full versions of Word can do that.

I have a printer that can scan anything you can fit in the scanner and save it as a PDF file.

Many PDF readers allow you to do some modification of saved files.


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