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Smart pdf's are nice, but most people wouldn't know what to do when their browser would not load them. A conversion to regular pdf, ditching the forms and functions is desirable.

Can that be done ? How ?

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Can't you just 'print' them to a 'PDF printer' to remove all those unwanted extra's ? (e.g. http:// and similar programs ) – Hennes Jan 31 '13 at 20:02
Can't I ? I am doing it.Now, can't you just 'answer' the regular way ? – kellogs Jan 31 '13 at 21:12
Done. I assumed it was too short and trivial as a full answer. :) – Hennes Jan 31 '13 at 21:54
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You can install a 'PDF printer'. That is a virtual printer. Printing to it asks you for a filename and the result ends up in a PDF file.

Printing to such a PDF printer strips all field functionality.

The one I personally use is pdfcreator, but there are many similar programs.

Warning: Should you test the one I linked to, make sure you untick the 'helpful software' bar. Do not just [next][next][next][Finish].

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