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Windows 7: Free pdf creators/editors

11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Free pdf creators/editors

Does anyone know of free, excellent software that can:

(1) create pdf files from any sources document; and/or

(2) merge existing pdf files, or delete pages from existing pdf files.

Many thanks for your input.

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11 May 2010   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use pdfcreator. PDFCreator | Get PDFCreator at SourceForge.net

It installs a print driver, so any app that can print can be pushed through pdf creator and turned into a pdf.

You cannot use it to change and modify existing PDF files though.
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11 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Both are interesting suggestions. Does OpenOffice install a pdf printer driver, or is it just a conversion feature that can be accessed within the program?
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11 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I use pdfcreator. PDFCreator | Get PDFCreator at SourceForge.net

It installs a print driver, so any app that can print can be pushed through pdf creator and turned into a pdf.

You cannot use it to change and modify existing PDF files though.
I'm using a different printer driver that does the same thing. Just wondering if there is such a thing as a print driver converter that preserves links when you convert html to pdf? I would tend to doubt it but it doesn't hurt to ask.

(I'm using BullZip PDF printer at the moment.)
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11 May 2010   #6
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent View Post
Both are interesting suggestions. Does OpenOffice install a pdf printer driver, or is it just a conversion feature that can be accessed within the program?
As I use it with Ubuntu, I dont know actually how it behaves with windows, but I assume it can print pdfs .
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11 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent View Post
Does anyone know of free, excellent software that can:

(1) create pdf files from any sources document; and/or

(2) merge existing pdf files, or delete pages from existing pdf files.

Many thanks for your input.
(1) Two free options I use:

a) PDFCreator - as someone else posted, installs a "printer" that you can print to from most any Windows application.

b) MS Word 2007: MS add-in to save as PDF or XPS
Link: Download details: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS

(2) PDFTK Builder: will split PDFs into individual pages and combine any individual or groups of pages into one document. Terrific tool!
Link: http://www.angusj.com/pdftkb/
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11 May 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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12 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I tried this. Plus it's familiar. I think I used it in the past. It's nearly identical to BullZip. A few settings are different. But neither preserves hyperlinks that I can see. The link has a color on it, but you can't click it to go there.
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12 May 2010   #10

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I was using this too, but it suddenly stopped working for me. It kept saying that it couldn't work as a terminal service. No idea what happened there, so I switched to PDF Creator. That works great so far.

Bullzip is great, too, but I had some trouble getting it to work with Seven when I first upgraded from Vista. If it works better now, I might go back.
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