Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Creating PDF Documents

I've been looking for a way to create PDF documents without paying the $250 for Adobe Acrobat. Printing to PDF is especially interesting when using OpenOffice and sending you documents to others who might not yet have OpenOffice installed.

I've tried 602 Print Pack, but was disappointed. The quality of the printed document is not as good as the original, and http links to do not work if you view the created document on the screen.

Win2PDF looks much better. Printing quality looks like the original, and links do work. It's $35. If you are running Terminal Services, e.g. for remote admin purposes, the evaluation copy will tell you that you need the "Terminal Services Edition" which is $350. I'm waiting for feedback on this from the vendor of this product.