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Steve Builta. PDF and the Palm. Have you seen the commercial?. Creating PDF files. Adobe Acrobat “writer” Win2PDF. Adobe Acrobat Basic Doc. Creation Security Settings Form Creation Tagged forms Many other options Very expensive. Win2PDF Basic Doc. Creation Free!!!!!.

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Steve builta

Steve Builta

PDF and the Palm

Creating pdf files
Creating PDF files

  • Adobe Acrobat “writer”

  • Win2PDF

What s the difference

Adobe Acrobat

Basic Doc. Creation

Security Settings

Form Creation

Tagged forms

Many other options

Very expensive


Basic Doc. Creation


What’s the difference????

  • Getting Win2PDF

    • Go to the Dane Prairie Web Site and download

    • CoE faculty can install by running NAL

Why use pdf
Why use PDF

  • Distribute formatted documents in a universally accessible format

  • PDF viewing is a familiar task for most

  • PDF files can be viewed cross platform (PC/Mac/UNIX/Palm)

  • Viewer is free

Compare pdf to html


Requires plug-in

Close link to print

Electronic representation of paper

Suited to documents that don’t change quickly


No plug-in required

Screen version may not look/print the same on all systems

Suited to documents that change quickly

Compare PDF to HTML

Creating pdf files1
Creating PDF files

  • File | Print from any application

  • Choose the Win2PDF printer

  • Click Print

  • Get this dialog box

Adobe reader for palm
Adobe Reader for Palm

  • Conduit application

  • Allows you to put docs on the Palm 2 ways

    • Add button

    • Drag & Drop

  • Docs are transferred at next hotsync

Special trick
Special Trick

  • If Adobe Reader 6 is installed before you install the Palm Reader you can use

    • File | Send to Palm

    • Or Right Click on any local PDF file

  • Docs are automatically transferred to the conduit and then to the Palm at next hotsync

Palm reader preferences
Palm Reader Preferences

  • With Palm in cradle

  • Click Get Best Settings, then…

  • Press Hotsync button