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Postby Astica » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:09 am

Sorry to be the useless computer person again, but I've just had an email from my lecturer saying that in addition to hard copies of our scripts, he also wants us to send him pdfs. Which are due tomorrow. I don't have a pdf writer (only foxit reader), so I was wondering if someone could recommend me one?

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:18 am

you got the docs?
if so, most versions of word support saving as pdf out of the box.
check under file somewhere. if you need a more detailed how-to, what version of office do you have? or do you use openoffice/libre offce?
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Postby Astica » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:59 am

Azgarth wrote:you got the docs?
if so, most versions of word support saving as pdf out of the box.
check under file somewhere. if you need a more detailed how-to, what version of office do you have? or do you use openoffice/libre offce?

Don't have office. Have wordpad. Also CeltX, which is the software I've been writing this in.

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Postby HeRetiK » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:33 am

FreePDFXP
http://freepdfxp.de/xpDownload.html

The website is German, but just follow the green arrows.

Or you get Adobe's Reader itself, from what I understand it also enables PDF printing.

http://get.adobe.com/de/reader/
http://www.ehow.com/how_5755919_set-up- ... inter.html

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Postby Astica » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:56 am

Thanks Hery.

Turns out I don't need to make a PDF anymore since my lecturer is fine with a second printed copy. AND I've found a way to save my script as a txt file as well as a celtx file, so I'll be able to print it at school and everything :D

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Postby dot. » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:00 pm

Would you like a copy of microsoft office? You'll never use wordpad again. They're usually pretty expensive, but my college sells them for about 20 bucks.
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Postby Azgarth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:21 pm

FYI, libre office is a pretty damn good alternative to microsoft office, and free.
be sure to set in settings to save as a .doc rather'n .odf though.
replacements for stuff like excel and the like as well.
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Postby HeRetiK » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Azgarth wrote:FYI, libre office is a pretty damn good alternative to microsoft office, and free.
be sure to set in settings to save as a .doc rather'n .odf though.
replacements for stuff like excel and the like as well.


this post was brought by the federal office of open source propagation.

Also, if you ever want to go hardcore, give LaTeX a try.

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Postby Azgarth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:49 pm

hey, if i truly did the open source thing i wouldn't have told her to do the doc thing.
granted, odf IS nice, but reg word don't support it.

as for LaTeX being hardcore, try vim.
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Postby HeRetiK » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:14 pm

i didn't meant this as a bad thing. i sure wish there was a federal office of open source propagation :)

as for vim being hardcore, try cat.

Seriously though, I actually enjoyed using LaTeX when I used it for my master thesis, however I would be too lazy to get the whole setup working again.

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Postby ardizt » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:53 pm

You guys bring vims, latex and a cat, I'll get the whips and gag-balls!


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