free/open source pdf creator

Ryan Byrd ryanbyrd at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 13:32:47 MST 2006


here's one: http://www.pdf995.com/

FYI, a lot of the Windows PDF printers are simply generic PS printers which
are connected to ghostscript (which has PS-PDF conversion functionality).
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

In fact, you can make your own windows PDF printer by downloading
ghostscript and redmon
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/redmon/index.htm

"The RedMon port monitor redirects a special printer port to a program. ...
RedMon can be used with any program that accepts data on standard
input.Using RedMon you create redirected printer ports. If you connect a
Windows printer driver to the redirected printer port, all data sent to the
redirected port will be forwarded by RedMon to the standard input of a
program. This program is then responsible for processing the data and
producing new output."

I've done this and it's easy to do.

Here are two step-by-step tutorials to creating a free PDFWriter using
Ghostscript:
http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~henrik/GSWriter/GSWriter.html
http://kenchiro.tripod.com/howtoPDF.html

Ryan


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