PDF Creation Alternative to Adobe Acrobat

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    I use PDF for a lot of files, creating them for various purposes. Is there a reliable cheaper alternative to Acrobat for creating docs? I also am getting tired of the Activiation scheme of Adobe as well as how bloated it is. Thanks for your help.

    Gary
     
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    Search for "create pdf files"

    There are a number of alternatives. I know someone who is also investigating this.

    regards,

    -rich
     
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    See here for ratings of 12 products:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1191734,00.asp
    Review date is not recent, but it'll get you started.
    I've been using Tracker Software's PDF-Xchange for years and am quite happy with it. Reasonably priced, good support.
     
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    Can you create with FoxIt or just read created files?

    Gary
     
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    Foxit has a paid add-on to create .PDF

    I use cutePDF, it's free and works flawlessly.

    hth,

    ...screamer
     
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    Foxit PDF Creator
     
  10. huntnyc

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    Anybody have pros and cons relating to PDF Xchange compared to CutePDF Pro? These two look like thye have quite a few features. Thanks.

    Gary
     
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    Tried em all, Primo seems to be the best and most full featured and they have a 64 bit version as well.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    You can create PDFs using Open Office, too.
    Mrk
     
  13. Howard Kaikow

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    Does OPenOffice create a PDF printer, so you can print PDF from other apps?
    I rely on PDF for printing web pages.
     
  14. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I'll tell you later when I get home. I'm at work now.
    Usually, I make my documents using TeXmacs and export them to relevant format or by PDFCreator.
    Mrk
     
  15. Howard Kaikow

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    I remembere that I have Open Office installed on another OS on my multiboot PC, so I tested.

    Open Office has an "Export to PDF" menu item, but there is no Open Office PDF printer.

    Did not check whether there was a way to create such a printer.
    PDF version 1.4 is used.
     
  16. Howard Kaikow

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    In considerinng an alternative to Acrobat for creating PDF, one also needs to address the bells and whistles.

    For example, on my main OS I have full Acrobat 5 and PDF Converter Professional 4.

    The latter is much less expensive but lacks the ability to compare PDF documents. So I guess the features I would want are, off the top of my head:

    1. Ability to create PDF from any app by printint/saving as PDF.
    2. Converting PDF to usefull formats such as text, Word doc, RTF, etc.
    3. Ability to comparePDF docs and mark differences.

    What products do these tasks well?

    Any other features that were no on the top of my head?

    P.S. Does Office 2007 create a PDF printer, or just Export PDF?
     
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    One truly stands out, in my opinion: FinePrint pdfFactory. Close to perfection.

    http://www.fineprint.com/
     
  18. silver0066

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    Take a look at Nitro PDF. Full featured, much cheaper and uses less resources. www.nitropdf.com
     
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    What about PDFill... Download the Beta and it a try... so is their PDFill PDF Tools too.:) It cost you only USD$19.99.:)

    http://www.pdfill.com/
     
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