I am either very slow this morning or just having a major blonde day - I want to create some PDF files for distributing and I know I need an Adobe programme but am not sure which one! I need to make the files so that no-one can change them - they just need to be printable - point me in the right direction please?
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This is a task that many people want to do, but I haven't seen any recent reviews of PDF software. Here are a few progams that I have tried:
1. PDF995 Free. Useless on my system. Fonts rendered completey wrongly.
2. JAWS PDF Creator A bit on the technical side to use for those not familiar with Postscript terminology. Seems to work well and have sufficient options for resolution settings. Doesn't seem to tell you which fonts are embedded - Just "Optimise for portability" or "Optimise for size." £50 + VAT Evaluation version prints watermark on every page. My test document was 250 Kbytes
3. PDF Factory I have this and use it regularly. Easy to use. £36 + VAT Shareware version prints watermark on the bottom of each page. Select which fonts to embed. My test document 150 Kbytes. Standard version doesn't support bookmarks or hyperlinks.
4. WordPerfect and other Corel Products Export as PDF option. Limited to these applications. Offers good control over output file size versus quality. My Serif Page Plus test document could not be printed.