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I have a client who are a registered charity who want to produce a large PDF (newsletter) file 4 times a year  Made up of many cuttings in a PDF format.

The printer used to do this for them but as it grown it's taking him too long to do and he's told them to buy a copy of Adobe Professional and prepare it for him. Fair enough to keep his costs down, but is there anything cheaper than this they can use?

Many thanks.
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by:torimar
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OpenOffice / Libre Office will create/save Pdf files from inside all of its modules:
http://www.libreoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/
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by:torimar
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Other than that, the Foxit tools (Creator / Editor) are considerably cheaper than Acrobat:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

It's always a good recommendation to also use the free Foxit reader and browser plug-in instead of the Acrobat Reader, because it is less exploitable by malware, has additional features and a faster startup time.
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Try "Word to PDF" and "PDF to Word"
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by:jarrod_williams
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santasi's would be the best way, I rate
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by:mikeabc27
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Thanks for your suggestions.

Did Word to PDF start in 2007 or was it available in 2003.
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by:h3nnys
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Well it is a standalone app and has been around before 2003 if that answers your question
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by:mikeabc27
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Oh, I thought it was a feature within Word 2007 and 2010.
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by:mikeabc27
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I'll check through all of them and post back when we've tested them.
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PrimoPDF  adds a virtual printer that creates PDFs.  Any app that you can print from (e.g. IE, Firefox, Word, Excel, etc.) can create a PDF instead of sending to your printer.

http://www.primopdf.com
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thanks
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