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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Converting files into .pdf

Hi, hope you can help me (again) with a technical problem. I have to send a document in pdf format...the individual pages are still in seperate JPEG files and I have to put them together in a pdf.

Any free software gubbins and so on which can help.

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 10:49 PM
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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Why do people use PDF's... Isn't it easier just to use word documents? Or are they used because you can't copy and paste etc...
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:30 PM
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PDFs were designed to be viewed on many systems, hence Portable Document Format - they are viewable by any computer/platform with a (free) PDF reader installed. Word documents are only viewable by people with Microsoft Word (or, more recently, Open Office) since .doc is a proprietry Microsoft format.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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Word documents are only viewable by people with Microsoft Word (or, more recently, Open Office) since .doc is a proprietry Microsoft format.
or the free Word Viewer.

For viewing the documents in either PDF or Doc then you need a program or viewer.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 07:10 PM
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Ahh yes, that too. And true, you need viewer software for either format. But the point still remains, DOC is a proprietry format, whereas PDF is an open format which gives it the greater advantage.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Word documents can also be opened in Notepad, and/or Wordpad...
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Old February 6th, 2006, 06:04 PM
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If they that formatting though you will loose it all and have a bunch of garbled text.
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