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Help! I need to create a PDF!
« on: 22 May, 2012, 06:30:18 PM »
Hey folks, I am in dire need of a 12 page PDF (pages already designed), but have no clue how to do so! Is there anyone that might be able to assist?

I need a digital review copy of my comic project, El Bigote - if you help out, I can send you a free hardcopy of the comic, plus El Chivo and I can draw you in a future episode (being killed weirdly and horribly, probably).

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #1 on: 22 May, 2012, 06:33:44 PM »
I used to use this;

http://www.primopdf.com/

It was pretty easy to use, as I remember, just set up your pages as a print job, but a PDF pops out instead. Should be instructions with it.

I hope that's useful, apologies if I've misunderstood (just running out the door...)

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #2 on: 22 May, 2012, 06:40:24 PM »
Thanks very much, Jon. I'll give that a try right now!

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #3 on: 22 May, 2012, 07:21:45 PM »
Curses! Can't use that program as I've got a Mac!

Help still needed.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #4 on: 22 May, 2012, 07:58:57 PM »
Do you have any Adobe software at all? Preview just won't seem to do a multipage...

Ideally you want either inDesign, the full Acrobat or Illustrator (though the method is a little tiresome in that).

Feel free to e-mail me or DM if you prefer and I'll see if I can help.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #5 on: 22 May, 2012, 08:06:51 PM »
Adobe Bridge will do it too, at least in the later CS packages.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #6 on: 22 May, 2012, 08:12:39 PM »
Do you have any Adobe software at all? Preview just won't seem to do a multipage...

Ideally you want either inDesign, the full Acrobat or Illustrator (though the method is a little tiresome in that).

Adobe Bridge will do it too, at least in the later CS packages.



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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #7 on: 22 May, 2012, 08:43:49 PM »
What pograms do you have?

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #8 on: 22 May, 2012, 09:03:53 PM »
So this may require a bit of work, but you could try downloading LibreOffice. Create your document in Writer. If you already have El Chivo in some sort of doc format then Libre might be able to import it as is. Otherwise assuming you have a bunch of jpegs it should be a case of inserting a picture on each page of a new document and tweaking the settings for margin/ page size etc. Then to make a PDF it should be as simple as file->'Export as pdf' from the menu.


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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #9 on: 22 May, 2012, 09:29:38 PM »
What pograms do you have?

I have Office for Mac...that's pretty much it as far a useful programs go, and pretty stupid when it comes to this kind of stuff. I'm doing my best to learn, but I think I need to take some classes!

Thanks for your tips, Doombot. I'll give it a go. And Kev, you may see an email from me tonight!

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #10 on: 22 May, 2012, 09:38:49 PM »
If you have Office for the mac then there should be no need to use Libre. You should be able to use Word to do what I suggested you try in Libre. Except you do File->SaveAs then select PDF.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #11 on: 22 May, 2012, 09:39:42 PM »
If you have Office for the mac then there should be no need to use Libre. You should be able to use Word to do what I suggested you try in Libre. Except you do File->SaveAs then select PDF.

Aha! Let me try that. Thanks so much for your help, all of you!

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #12 on: 22 May, 2012, 10:38:30 PM »
Actually if you have Mac Office X (or one of the other older versions) you may need to go File: Print and select "Save as PDF" at the bottom of the dialogue box.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #13 on: 22 May, 2012, 11:49:54 PM »
Why the sneck don't you just email me and ask?

Also- some of the newer versions of word will let you save as .pdf. Inser the pages into a blank doc and away you go.

Matt- let me know what you need- I've got all the pages, after all.

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Re: Help! I need to create a PDF!
« Reply #14 on: 22 May, 2012, 11:51:18 PM »
Why the sneck don't you just email me and ask?

Also- some of the newer versions of word will let you save as .pdf. Inser the pages into a blank doc and away you go.

Matt- let me know what you need- I've got all the pages, after all.

Bolt, I thought about it...but I know you're so busy. I'll email you here in a second...!  :D