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Question about buying PDF software?

Postby garyg » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:58 pm

I'm looking at buying the "deskPDF professional" software for making PDF documents. This software is $29.95 for Single User License. I would like one where I'll be able to design the layout some, maybe add some color to the document and so on. Has anyone used this software and if so would you recommended it ? I know most of this type of software where you can do different things is out of my reach, price wise for no more than I need it. Any one have any recommendation? Thanks, Garyg
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:54 pm

I've been using PDF995.com, which is free - and you can do your document and design work in Word (or open office equivalent). However, I have to use a separate program (PDF995edit) to add hyperlinks... so I am looking at switching to this program ($19) http://www.neevia.com/products/dplt/ . It was recommended by another member here on the forum recently.
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Postby LaneLester » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:45 am

OpenOffice is free, reads/writes MS Office files, and provides a one-click production of a PDF. In the ebook I just finished editing, the Web links work.

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Postby Mommyland » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:29 am

LaneLester wrote:OpenOffice is free, reads/writes MS Office files, and provides a one-click production of a PDF. In the ebook I just finished editing, the Web links work.

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I tried it and it makes the links worded (if thats the right term) and images clickable Thanks for sharing.
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My comments

Postby kowhai » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:21 pm

I still think open office is a must as long as you have the resources to run it, it is a very big download but it is free and is totally compatible with Microsoft Office. It does do PDFs effortlessly and a great piece of software. Even if you write the PDF in Microsoft Word and then use Open Office to convert it.


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PDF995 Edit

Postby Elizabeth » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:32 am

Hi Lynn,

Regarding PDF995, there is a way to add buttons into the Word program so that when you click the button, it will automatically convert and insert the hyperlinks in your document.

I may be able to find the instructions on how to do this, if you are interested.

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Postby Lynn Terry » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:26 pm

That would be AWESOME, Elizabeth :D
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just wondering what the word on the hyperlinks

Postby mellymom3 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:29 pm

I was following along with the discussion. I don't have much space on my computer so don't think I could install the officeorg download. I did check into the PDF995, and was wondering if there was any new information on how to create the hyperlinks. I am just wrapping up my first ebook that at present is only a Word doc. I am trying to figure the best way to create my ebook and get it onto my site for sale. I am still unsure of the process of making an ebook. Do I turn it into PDF, then have to zip it, then have to put it in an ebook compiler, then upload that file to my web server? Can anyone help?
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Postby Lynn Terry » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:25 pm

There's no compiler. You just turn the completed document into a PDF file, then zip it. Once it is zipped, you upload it to your hosting account - in a separate directory of its own - and then set up the order/download page.
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Postby mellymom3 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:28 pm

thank you for the confirmation. I will do that. beats having to pay for an ebook compiler. you know, save a buck where you can.
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Postby homenotion » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:57 pm

Does anyone know how these applications are with adding graphics? My ebook as a lot of large graphics and some of the PDF software doesn't really do the trick.

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Postby mellymom3 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:21 pm

I have done a little searching around and found a cool free resource for making PDFs. I use it all the time now. Unless you plan to be using it for many projects that will amount to needing it more than every 30 minutes, I have used it to create 5 projects in one day.
I have found, even when I have screenshots/graphics in my documents it holds the pictures well.
http://www.freepdfconvert.com/
It's easy, all you do is browse, and find your file on your computer and punch in your email address. When the converting is done, a link is emailed to you. You then download onto your computer. It is already in a PDF and zipped up, although you will want to extract it to take a look.
But at least this way, if you find the graphics are not done properly, it was a free test right?
Enjoy! :D
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Another good PDF option

Postby Deji » Sat May 24, 2008 1:23 pm

Primopdf is also another good PDF converter.However,to create hyperlinks,your best free option is Open Office.
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Postby gallito89 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:40 pm

The best PDF converter software out there is OpenOffice.org no question. I've tried adobe professional, etc. and I like Open Office more than any paid product.
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