Tuesday, May 15, 2007
PDF Creater is awesome!
Need to create PDF from any problem for FREE. There is a great Open Source called PDFCreator. It can be downloaded from SourceForge.Net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/). If you can print you can use this tool. It also does EPS, Postscript, and a bunch of other formats. So it is a great tool to share Visio or other formats that not everyone has installed on their computer. With that said, if you are doing something like a user manual where you need the images to be high quality you can adjust the image quality. By default it uses an automatic setting which is probably good for most things, but I recommend changing it to Zip Compression for images. To set the compression on images, go ahead an start printing like you would any document. Select the PDFCreator as the printer and click OK button on the print dialog. After a period of time the PDFCreator dialog will show. Click the Options button. Click the PDF link on the left under Formats. Next click the Compression tab. In each of the drop down lists select Zip as the compression method. It is truly amazing what you can get for FREE!