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Subject:Re: Best Free PDF Utility for Windows ... Again? From:Marc Bryant <twmarcb -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:32:16 -0700 (PDT)
Although it is not free ($50), I've used CutePDF recently and it seems to handle everything I throw at it, and it even seems as though it spits out pdfs quicker than Acrobat. Graphics look fine, tables convert well, etc.. I can't find anything wrong with it.
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From: Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:28:08 PM
Subject: Best Free PDF Utility for Windows ... Again?
I don't usually mess with Windows, but sometimes I have to.
Right now I'm dumping out a Word doc to PDF using the utility I
found already installed, RoboPDF.
Nice job, bookmarks, thumbnails, all that. But it's not handling
_some_ text in _some_ embedded Visio objects in this inherited doc.
Black background on the text, like MI6 redacted it.
So, you know, we've seen this before. Off I go to find other MS
Office-aware PDF utils and, sure enough, some of them don't have
this issue and others do.
Save me some time. What's the best, free, Office-aware PDF
conversion utility for Windows these days? Preferably one that
isn't up-selling to "Pro", etc. Free as in beer *and* speech.
(Somebody made a sound recommendation here recently, but I can't
locate it now. "PDF" is took common a term here.)