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    Default How on earth do I make a PDF???

    To all you guys who have a 'pdf' included with your route, ie; rich garber - how the hell did u make it??

    I have Acrobat Reader 4.0 that came with MSTS but there is no 'new' option......

    Im stumped!! x( I want to make one - like those excellent ones that Rich Garber includes with his routes!!

    Thanks in advance!!

    Lee
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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    You need to spend a silly amount of money on the full product.

    The Acrobat that comes with MSTS (and a lot of other software) is only the reader unfortunatly.

    Maybe someone who has the full program will produce your PDF?

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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    If you are planning to do a lot of pdf's, you should purchase the full Adobe Acrobat program. For occasional use, I recently heard of a shareware program that will create pdf's, however I don't recall the names. You might want to do a search of the forums for "pdf".

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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    [font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jun-19-02 AT 11:25AM (EDT)[/font][p][font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON Jun-19-02 AT 11:24 AM (EDT)[/font]

    Usually the only people who have PDF "writers" are guys like Rich Garber and others on here who are professional software developers... Since they can legitimately expense the cost ( For documentation among other things) to their business because they have a legitimate need for preparing professional documentation and print ready masters! As a systems engineer I usually don't need it( I do most of my documentation in Word).
    The rest of us can only afford the Acrobat Reader which is Free....
    FWIW, I just checked on Adobe's site and the "Full Professional" version of Acrobat that allows authoring of PDF files is US $249....

    Oh yeah and I forgot to add, I'm cheap too!

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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    Hmm, I guess ill stick to a work document and a few screenshots then!!

    Thanks anyway guys. :)

    Lee
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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    Hi,

    When you go to http://www.download.com and you do a search for pdf in the category downloads, you will find several shareware programs that can create .pdf documents.

    Dick van den Hoven
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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    >To all you guys who have
    >a 'pdf' included with your
    >route, ie; rich garber -
    >how the hell did u
    >make it??
    >
    >I have Acrobat Reader 4.0 that
    >came with MSTS but there
    >is no 'new' option......
    >
    >Im stumped!! x( I want to
    >make one - like those
    >excellent ones that Rich Garber
    >includes with his routes!!
    >
    >Thanks in advance!!
    >
    >Lee
    > [Link Expired]

    If you go to "createpdf.adobe.com" Adobe has a online service for creating PDFs. The first 5 are free. The sevice is 9.99/mo or 99.99 per year.




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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    I made the maps using Freehand 8 and then exportec directly to PDF.

    Enocell

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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    if you need a pdf ( within reason ,lol)
    let me know , I can help.

    some programs have their own plugins for creating .pdf files...

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    Default RE: How on earth do I make a PDF???

    I first "print" a PostScript document using a "virtual" PostScript printer into a file (actually you don't need the printer, just install a PS printer driver in Windows, for example the "Apple LW 12/660 PS").
    To make PDFs I use ghostview. It's free under the GPL license. Go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
    Load the PostScript file into ghostview and print it with the "pdfwrite" option. Works fine & unexpensive ;)

    Cheers, Bjoern

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