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How to print documents to pdf [closed]

I like to print PDFs of my documents. I've been using PDFCreator. Is this a good choice, are there any better solutions?
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Generate a PDF from a CHM

I have seen many questions about PDF printers around, and I am already using a PDF printer (Bullzip PDF printer). But I can't use a PDF printer to print entire CHM files to PDF. I am using the ...
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Download or print an entire website as PDF

I'm trying to make an offline version of a website and I'm looking for a tool that would do the task automatically for the whole web site (circa 1000 pages of HTML + images). Is there anything like ...
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Recommendation for a simple no-frills Windows PDF printer driver?

I'm looking for an extremely simple Windows PDF printer driver that I can recommend to clients. Ideally it would have these characteristics: When you print something, it should just create it as a ...
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8answers
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Is there a way to unlock PDF documents?

I realize most PDF documents are locked for a reason, but I spend several hours a week editing datasheets provided directly from my vendors to be sent to customers. Obviously it's very annoying and ...
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1answer
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Adobe distiller: Cambria not found, using Courier

Whenever I try to print to PDF from an MS Word 2007 document, I get this error: Cambria not found, using Courier. (Even though I believe I removed ALL occurrences of Cambria from the document) ...
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Creating PDF Documents

When creating PDF documents a friend of mine told me that doing a "Save As" is generally a better way to create a PDF doc, the way that I generally created them was through the "Print to PDF" option ...
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How to convert a web page into a PDF?

There are many ways to convert a web page to a PDF (online services, bookmarklets, Print to PDF solutions, etc...). But none of these produce a searchable PDF. It seems like they all convert HTML ...
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Free PDF printers produce ugly images?

Both PDF Creator and Bulldog PDF Printer produce terrible looking on-screen results with simple images in Word documents (haven't tried from other applications). By simple images, I mean GIF, JPEG or ...
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Where are ghostscript options / switches documented?

I know there is a Ghostscript option, for instance -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen - where is that documented? How can I see what other options it accepts, appart from screen? Also, -dMaxSubsetPct=100 - what ...
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Right Click, Create PDF

I spend a lot of time using a PDF printer to "print" documents into PDF's... Is there a program that includes Explorer functionality to "Create PDF" via right click, context-menu? This would, I ...
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How to print multiple Excel sheets into a single PDF file?

I am trying to print multiple sheets from the same Excel workbook into ONE PDF file. But it frequently prints them separately or only the first sheet. I selected all the sheets and made them have the ...
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Free PDF/A printer for Windows

does someone of you know a freely available program that installs itself as a printer on Windows and is able to produce PDF/A documents?? Moreover there should be the possibility to merge documents ...
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Why is Word 2011 saving 2Mb PDF files when the docx is only 136kb?

Please help me with this. I am saving my resume as PDF. Word makes it into a 2.3Mb PDF file when the original docx is only 136kb. It is a simple one-page document without images or graphics, simply ...
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2answers
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Convert a Google Book into a PDF

I saw this nice question about printing webpages. When I try to apply it to this Google Book, I see that it doesn't work. Is there a way to do this?
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4answers
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How to embed Arial in PDF when PDF has Helvetica?

So, I've got a PDF file that's generated by a program that uses the Base 14 fonts, so that it contains "Helvetica" and "Times Roman". When I look at that in my copy of Acrobat 7.0 on Windows (for ...
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3answers
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Print to PDF in Windows XP without installing anything and not being an admin?

At work we are running Windows XP Pro and I am not an administrator. I regularly have to print documents to take with me and I'd rather print them to a PDF and load them directly on my Android phone ...
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Adding 'Licenced To' name to pdf file at time of download

I am looking to provide some pdf files for download. Its almost impossible to stop these being reprinted once downloaded, but I would like to add the name of the purchaser to the bottom of each page ...
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Generating a pdf using data rows from excel and an image as the template with placeholders

I have lots of data rows in excel, each row has columns such as first name, last name, gender...etc. I also have an image as the template, I would like to define some placeholders on it. And then for ...
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Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this?

Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this? When i see photo in windows photo viewer it shows fine.
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1answer
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Word, virtual PDF printers, and paper size

I've used many PDF printers, and with all of them I have this weird problem that A4-sized pages produce Letter-sized PDFs. This has something to do with the default paper size selected from Printer ...
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1answer
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How to Print to Save as PDF from a command line with Chrome or Chromium

Can I print to destination "Save as PDF" from a command line with Chrome or Chromium? I'd like to be able to automatically convert html files to PDF with Chrome's built-in functionality.
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Is there a way to convert a Word document into a PDF document?

I have seen in OpenOffice that I can directly save the document that I have made into a PDF file. They have given an option at the top for this job. Can I convert or save my Microsoft Word file ...
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Utility to flip all pages in a PDF [closed]

I have a PDF file (generated using the Save As PDF function in MS Word 2007) where I would like to flip all pages in the document (rotate 180 degrees - so that they will be upside down). I do not have ...
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6answers
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Are there any cons or missing features in Nitro PDF Professional versus Adobe Acrobat?

I've been looking into alternative PDF creation software such as NitroPDF. It seems like a bargain at $99 a license compared to $300 for Acrobat. The feature comparison page gives a list of things ...
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3answers
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How to embed fonts into PDF

I have a pdf file, and I want to know if I can embed/subset all its fonts into PDF file itself? Is there any tool supporting this operation?
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2answers
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Remove PDF margins and print 2 pages per side

I print out a lot of pdf articles, and I'd like to use less paper by printing 2 pages per side. But due to the large margins---both from the original pdf file and added by the printing process---the ...
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2answers
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Create PDF with print page scale of none

I need to generate a pdf document that has the Print Options of Page Scaling set to "None" or "Actual Size" This setting in the document would mean that the default when you open the document in ...
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4answers
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How does one print from Scorch to a PDF, not to a physical printer?

Sibelius' Scorch browser plugin prevents printing to files but only allows printing on paper. How does one create a PDF of the score anyway?
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1answer
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PDF printer which correctly embeds EPS into PDF

I need to convert to PDF a Word document containing embedded vector EPS images (by printing to PDF printer - I use Word 2003). Several years ago I tested some of commercial and free PDF printers and ...
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2answers
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How can I print multiple file types in Windows from the command line?

I have setup a PostScript printer called PSPinter to the FILE port. I can go into various programs (MS Word, Excel, Acrobat, etc.), and print the document to this printer. It asks me for a file name, ...
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3answers
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Generating Thermal Printer (Zebra Printer) Sized PDFs for FedEx Labels

Background I own a company which does a lot of FedEx Ground shipping. We have a 3rd party fulfillment center, which stores some of our inventory and at our request ships it. Zebra/Thermal printers ...
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Embed PNG images in PDF file without bloat [duplicate]

I'd like to save a document as PDF without any loss in picture quality, with sensible file size. PNG images were imported to the Microsoft Word document. The advantage of PNG format is lossless ...
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1answer
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How does a Windows program know if I'm printing to PDF?

I use a program that won't let me print to PDF, only directly to a printer. If I try to print to PDF using CutePDF for example, it prints out a blank page that says the feature is not supported. ...
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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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1answer
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Convert selection to PDF in Google Chrome

There are Google Chrome plugins that convert entire web pages into PDF, but are there any plugins or other software that convert only the selected area in a web page to PDF?
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Free PDF Printer on remote machine

I need a free, spy and addware free, pdf print driver for windows. My only additional requirement is that it needs to run fine via Remote Desktop. There are tons on the internet, but it is hard to ...
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Print Microsoft Project chart as giant PDF

I have Adobe's PDF creator installed and I'm using Microsoft Project 2007... I want to print my gantt chart as one giant single-page PDF. (Currently it's set to print on letter sized paper, and it's ...
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How to create a PDF file from a webpage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to turn webpages into pdf? Do you know of any application that I can use so that I can emulate a printing of a webpage? I dont know if emulate is the correct term ...
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How to save a PSD as a low size PDF

i have my CV on a PSD file so when i save it as a PDF the file size is like 55Mb. so i've tried to save it and open it with Adobe Acrobat to save it again as low size PDF and the file size it's 717Kb ...
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Very thin page borders/margin when printing from Safari

Whenever I print (or save something as PDF) from Safari 5.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.4, it has very thin borders, compared to default print preferences e.g. in Preview. I think this was not always this way. ...
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How to batch unlock multiple PDFs which have same known password?

I have several PDF files each with the same password that I know. What tool or method could batch unlock them and provide a copy of each of the PDFs as an unlocked version? There's CutePDF - could I ...
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1answer
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Print website as PDF without altering the CSS

I've updated my CV with some flashy illustrative elements that I've positioned using absolute positioning in CSS. Now I want to print/export the site as a PDF. The problem is that all absolute ...
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Automate opening HTML and printing to PDF

I need a way to automate the following process in Windows 7: Open an .html file in Internet Explorer Print to PDF Save the PDF with a patterned file name (i.e., original_name_YYYY-MM-DD.pdf) ...
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Acrobat TrimBoxes and ArtBoxes errors?

Someone in our family is getting into the publishing business, and the printers have very exact specifications for the PDF files they accept. I'm hoping for some help figuring out what is wrong with ...
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How do I update/upgrade my PDF printer driver?

I am using Windows 7. I recently installed Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, which also installed Adobe's PDF Print Driver, allowing me to print documents directly to a PDF when I go to File --> Print. ...
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Print > Save as PDF - Saved to Google Docs, not local drive

Recently I gave the Print > Save to Google Drive option in Chome, and it works well. All my web-pages I use goes to my Google Drive account as PDF files. My problem is, whenever I use the Save as PDF ...
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I cannot print or export Adobe XML-Form files

I have PDFCreator and "PrimoPDF" installed, as well as some other print software. Now I own Adobe Acrobat and used it to save content in an Adobe XML-Form file. Now I want to flatten that file, as ...
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Print same text several time to one page

I have a odt(or pdf, or ps) file. [Really I have odt, but I can easily convert it], it consist of 1 page. No I want to print it to another pdf 4 times to 1 page. There is an option pages per side, so ...
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How to print PDF to postscript in OSX?

I have a (legally obtained) PDF that has DRM protection on it. This particular PDF cannot be opened in Preview.app so I'm stuck opening it in Adobe Reader.app. This is particularly annoying because ...