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[archive] Preview & PDF

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 17 February 2005]

Recently I was wondering how PDF-files are build and if it's possible to write one's own PDF-writer.

Like me, I noticed some users wanted to be able to preview there documents before printing them.

Here's a link to Ghostview & Ghostscript.
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

You just have to install these programs, install a postscript-printer and send your data to it.
Then, if you open Ghostview, your printed document can be previewed on screen and even be transformed to a PDF-file.

No waste of paper anymore while testing your printer-software.

Kind regards 😉
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RE: [archive] Preview & PDF

Thanks for great contributions Hans.
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RE: [archive] Preview & PDF

I use free CutePDF writer(http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp).
It sets up a printer for you and you just use it in acucobol like any other printer and it creates a PDF instantly. Best part is it's free.
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RE: [archive] Preview & PDF

I use PDFCreator(http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/).
It sets up a printer for you and you just use it in acucobol like any other printer and it creates a PDF instantly. This one is also free.
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RE: [archive] Preview & PDF

Very nice, it's great to look at the VB source. Thanks jvoerman! 😄
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