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#### What's the best free PDF creator from Word 2000 documents in an old Windows XP Pro SP3?

I don't want my formatting (tables, bullets, etc.) to be changed, lost,
etc. too. I need the PDF to be readable in any software and any platforms.

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On Sun, 17 May 2015 02:37:10 -0700, Ant wrote:

> I don't want my formatting (tables, bullets, etc.) to be changed, lost,
> etc. too. I need the PDF to be readable in any software and any platforms.
>
> Thank you in advance. :)

"... best ..."? No idea. Good enough for me? -- BullZIP PDF Printer, cf.
<http://www.bullzip.com>. But there are others of similar ilk. HTH.

Cheers, -- tlvp
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tlvp
5/18/2015 6:14:59 AM
>> I don't want my formatting (tables, bullets, etc.) to be changed, lost,
>> etc. too. I need the PDF to be readable in any software and any platforms.
>>
>> Thank you in advance. :)
>
> "... best ..."? No idea. Good enough for me? -- BullZIP PDF Printer, cf.
> <http://www.bullzip.com>. But there are others of similar ilk. HTH.

Thanks. I recently used http://www.primopdf.com/ which seems to be good
enough for me. :)
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5/19/2015 10:56:26 AM
On Tue, 19 May 2015 03:56:26 -0700, Ant wrote:

> Thanks. I recently used http://www.primopdf.com/ which seems to be good
> enough for me. :)

Yes. Haven't used either one myself, but I've read good things about both
your Primo PDF and a Nitro PDF. Enjoy in good health :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp
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tlvp
5/20/2015 5:06:43 AM
On Tue, 19 May 2015 03:56:26 -0700, Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:

>>> I don't want my formatting (tables, bullets, etc.) to be changed, lost,
>>> etc. too. I need the PDF to be readable in any software and any platforms.
>>>
>>> Thank you in advance. :)
>>
>> "... best ..."? No idea. Good enough for me? -- BullZIP PDF Printer, cf.
>> <http://www.bullzip.com>. But there are others of similar ilk. HTH.
>
>Thanks. I recently used http://www.primopdf.com/ which seems to be good
>enough for me. :)

I've used PDFfactory

http://fineprint.com/pdf/

which is a paid version.

PDF Creator did just as good a job with a single document, but could
not concatenate documents into a single file as PDFfactory does.

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5/21/2015 1:01:01 AM
On Thu, 21 May 2015 01:07:15 -0400, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
wrote:

>On Thu, 21 May 2015 05:52:39 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:
>
>> PDF Creator did just as good a job with a single document, but could
>> not concatenate documents into a single file as PDFfactory does.
>
>To concatenate multiple documents into a single file, I use pdftk, aka "the
>PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine). HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp

Is that one free?

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Steve
5/21/2015 1:01:01 AM
On Thu, 21 May 2015 05:52:39 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:

> PDF Creator did just as good a job with a single document, but could
> not concatenate documents into a single file as PDFfactory does.

To concatenate multiple documents into a single file, I use pdftk, aka "the
PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine). HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
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tlvp
5/21/2015 5:07:15 AM
On Fri, 22 May 2015 01:01:22 -0400, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
wrote:

>On Thu, 21 May 2015 12:49:28 +0200, Steve Hayes asked of:
>
>>> ... pdftk, aka "the
>>>PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine) ...
>>
>> Is that one free?
>
>Yup. More accurately, going thru' google-finds for [ pdftk - pdf toolkit ]:
>
>| ... https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/PDFtk - The PDF Toolkit.
>| PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.
>| It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and ...
>
>I use a free CLI .exe version in a Win Vista, 7, or 8.1 DOS box.
>There are versions good in Linux, maybe MacOS, as well.
>HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp

Ok, but it says nothing about printing to PDF from other programs via
a printer port, which is what PDFfactory does.

One of the things I use it for is sending printouts from genealogy
programs to other people -- I can print family group sheets, pedigree
charts, word procvessor documents, spread sheet extracts and other
database reports, all to a single pdf file, which I then send attached
to an e-mail.

Most of the free PDF printers make separate files for each document,
and concatenating them afterwards seems too much of a hassle, as does
attaching each one separately to an e-mail message.

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Steve
5/22/2015 1:01:01 AM
On Thu, 21 May 2015 12:49:28 +0200, Steve Hayes asked of:

>> ... pdftk, aka "the
>>PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine) ...
>
> Is that one free?

Yup. More accurately, going thru' google-finds for [ pdftk - pdf toolkit ]:

| ... https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/PDFtk - The PDF Toolkit.
| PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.
| It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and ...

I use a free CLI .exe version in a Win Vista, 7, or 8.1 DOS box.
There are versions good in Linux, maybe MacOS, as well.
HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
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tlvp
5/22/2015 5:01:22 AM
On Fri, 22 May 2015 08:34:00 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:

> On Fri, 22 May 2015 01:01:22 -0400, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
> wrote:
>
>>On Thu, 21 May 2015 12:49:28 +0200, Steve Hayes asked of:
>>
>>>> ... pdftk, aka "the
>>>>PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine) ...
>>>
>>> Is that one free?
>>
>>Yup. More accurately, going thru' google-finds for [ pdftk - pdf toolkit ]:
>>
>>| ... https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/PDFtk - The PDF Toolkit.
>>| PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.
>>| It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and ...
>>
>>I use a free CLI .exe version in a Win Vista, 7, or 8.1 DOS box.
>>There are versions good in Linux, maybe MacOS, as well.
>>HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
>
> Ok, but it says nothing about printing to PDF from other programs via
> a printer port, which is what PDFfactory does.

Right. Print to PDF using PDFfactory (or whatever).
Then concatenate your output PDFs using pdftk.

> Most of the free PDF printers make separate files for each document,
> and concatenating them afterwards seems too much of a hassle, as does
> attaching each one separately to an e-mail message.

pdftk cat is less hassle than you seem to think, in my view :-) . YMMV.

Cheers, -- tlvp
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tlvp
5/22/2015 5:39:10 PM
On Fri, 22 May 2015 13:39:10 -0400, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
wrote:

>On Fri, 22 May 2015 08:34:00 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 22 May 2015 01:01:22 -0400, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>On Thu, 21 May 2015 12:49:28 +0200, Steve Hayes asked of:
>>>
>>>>> ... pdftk, aka "the
>>>>>PDF ToolKit" (q.v. in your favorite search engine) ...
>>>>
>>>> Is that one free?
>>>
>>>Yup. More accurately, going thru' google-finds for [ pdftk - pdf toolkit ]:
>>>
>>>| ... https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/PDFtk - The PDF Toolkit.
>>>| PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.
>>>| It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and ...
>>>
>>>I use a free CLI .exe version in a Win Vista, 7, or 8.1 DOS box.
>>>There are versions good in Linux, maybe MacOS, as well.
>>>HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
>>
>> Ok, but it says nothing about printing to PDF from other programs via
>> a printer port, which is what PDFfactory does.
>
>Right. Print to PDF using PDFfactory (or whatever).
>Then concatenate your output PDFs using pdftk.

Unnecessary, since PDFfactory concatenates them for me while I'm
printing them,

>> Most of the free PDF printers make separate files for each document,
>> and concatenating them afterwards seems too much of a hassle, as does
>> attaching each one separately to an e-mail message.
>
>pdftk cat is less hassle than you seem to think, in my view :-) . YMMV.

PDFfactory is less hassle still.

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Steve
5/23/2015 1:01:01 AM
On Sat, 23 May 2015 12:12:57 +0200, Steve Hayes wrote:

> PDFfactory is less hassle still.

I see I was mixing PDFfactory (payable, but "less hassle") with PDF Creator
(free, but not doing concatenation). My "misteak", sorry. Cheers, -- tlvp
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5/24/2015 2:03:12 AM

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