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Print to a pdf file from browser

We have a few staff who visit a print friendly version of an intranet page and print it out to give to customers.
Sometimes they need to email it as an attachment rather than print and the save web page is too many steps.
Is there a way to choose file - print - <some pdf driver> without having to install acrobat writer?
Anyone used www.win2pdf.com ?
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Yes.  Many.  Prefer Nitro PDF Reader (for quality

http://www.nitroreader.com/ >

[Note: Using the printer only, not the reader (although installed)].
I second aadih - Nitro is reliable for this sort of thing.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I use CutePDF Writer http://www.cutepdf.com/
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Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
I haven't used www.win2pdf.com, but six good ones that I have used are Bullzip, CutePDF Writer, doPDF, Nitro PDF Creator (part of the Nitro Reader install), PDFCreator, and PrimoPDF:


They have varying features and some folks prefer one over the other, so you may want to experiment to see which one you like the best. My current choice is doPDF...try that first to see if it works well for you. All of them install a "printer" (print driver) so that you can "print" to it from any Windows program, including, of course, browsers. And they do not require installing either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (or any Adobe software). Regards, Joe
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
My fave is Bullzip PDF Printer
A FREE PDF Printer that allows you to print to a PDF document from any Microsoft Windows application. Supports Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix Metaframe environments.
Works with Print option from any app!
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
but you should get SOME app (other than Acrobat or Win2PDF printer) in able to view PDF docs in your browsers...
>>Anyone used www.win2pdf.com ? - Doesn't work with a browser!
Win2PDF creates PDF files from any Windows application. To make PDF files, just print to the Win2PDF printer.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
@joewinograd our answers crossed (I took a gin&tonic break)
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
No worries. I do it often...not the gin&tonic break :) ...but clicking on the link in an email, which opens up a browser tab with the question, then replying at a somewhat later time (without hitting refresh first), sometimes duplicating a previous answer. No biggie! Cheers, Joe
QPRAuthor Commented:
Thanks all - have looked around and decided on cutepdf
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
as joewinograd said
because it has no ads in the PDF document!
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome – happy to help. One word of caution – CutePDF used to be my favorite PDF print driver and my standard recommendation. Then I occasionally ran into problems with GhostScript, which CutePDF requires. If that happens to you, try doPDF, which does not require GhostScript. Or, of course, you could try to troubleshoot the GhostScript issues. GhostScript is available for download at the CutePDF site:

And it also has its own site:

Regards, Joe
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