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Old 11-05-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
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creating a pdf from an html

i would like to create a pdf file from an html and have no idea if this is possible. ideally the pdf should appear as a specific size5 x 8" with specific settings to its viewability but most importantly it should feature all of the source html files hyper links and photos built into the pdf once converted fromt he html. this would be for me a much easier method for producing numerous pdf files. can any part of this be done. convert html directly to pdf with one magical program or process. please explain if it can. thanks =)
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Download Bullzip PDF printer. It's free of cost.

In preferences, you can adjust the page size.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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Nearly any modern Word Processor can convert html to PDF. Setting page sizes would just be like setting the page sizes for printing. For higher quality, you could use PrinceXML or ConTeXt, though there may be a learning curve to those (especially the latter).
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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Download Bullzip PDF printer. It's free of cost.

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It's only free for ten users. That's not free. It's also not open source, so it's not free in the other sense either. Given that's it's built on Ghostscript, and you can do this with ghostscript without any additional software if you know what you're doing, it's kinda silly.

For a virtual PDF printer for Windows that's actually free--no nagging, or obnoxiousness, and open source, use PDF Creator instead. (And yes, you can set the page sizes and do everything else.)
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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It's only free for ten users. That's not free. It's also not open source, so it's not free in the other sense either. Given that's it's built on Ghostscript, and you can do this with ghostscript without any additional software if you know what you're doing, it's kinda silly.

For a virtual PDF printer for Windows that's actually free--no nagging, or obnoxiousness, and open source, use PDF Creator instead. (And yes, you can set the page sizes and do everything else.)
"It's only free for ten users."
I don't understand this --- is "users" a typo? Should it be "uses" instead? I've used Bullzip for months now in my work, converting hundreds of Word documents to pdf, and I've never had a problem with it. It works perfectly, with no nags, no obnoxiousness, etc.
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I don't use it, or Windows for that matter. I'm just going by what it says on its website. But suppose you were the IT person for a small office. Could you install it on all your office's computers? No. Suppose you wanted to create a website that allowed any users of your website to create and download PDFs, using its printer as a back-end for PDF creation. Can you do this? Again, no.

Perhaps I'm a little overly fanatical about open source, truly free license software -- and maybe for an individual user who doesn't do these things, it has no practical difference -- but I think what irked me most was that it's using ghostscript as a back-end. And ghostscript is truly open source and free, for any number of users. And you can create a virtual PDF printer with ghostcript without much effort. See, e.g., here. So whoever created BullZip is trying to profit off of a product that was almost entirely created through the work of someone else; someone who is giving it away for free. That annoys me. It reminds me of the people out there trying to sell public domain ebooks.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
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"It's only free for ten users."
I don't understand this --- is "users" a typo? Should it be "uses" instead? I've used Bullzip for months now in my work, converting hundreds of Word documents to pdf, and I've never had a problem with it. It works perfectly, with no nags, no obnoxiousness, etc.
Maybe it's for 10 users and he is talking for use in office. I am still using it for more than 100 uses!

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