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  1. Steve Builta PDF and the Palm

  2. Have you seen the commercial?

  3. Creating PDF files • Adobe Acrobat “writer” • Win2PDF

  4. Adobe Acrobat Basic Doc. Creation Security Settings Form Creation Tagged forms Many other options Very expensive Win2PDF Basic Doc. Creation Free!!!!! What’s the difference????

  5. Getting Win2PDF • Go to the Dane Prairie Web Site and download • CoE faculty can install by running NAL

  6. 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

  7. PDF Requires plug-in Close link to print Electronic representation of paper Suited to documents that don’t change quickly HTML 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 http://www.planetpdf.com/planetpdf/pdfs/RTSPDF.pdf

  8. Creating PDF files • File | Print from any application • Choose the Win2PDF printer • Click Print • Get this dialog box

  9. Getting your PDFs to the Palm ?

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Palm Reader Preferences • With Palm in cradle • Click Get Best Settings, then… • Press Hotsync button