Saving from SignPuddle?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Aug 25 14:37:54 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
August 25, 2005

On Aug 25, 2005, at 6:36 AM, Bill Reese wrote:
> I don't use Translate but would it be possible to "print" to  
> Acrobat Distiller and save it as a PDF file?  This would require  
> having Acrobat Adobe (not the Reader), a commercial product.  If  
> so, then perhaps a free PDF print routine would work as well.

Steve, Nana, Bill, Everyone!
No one needs Distiller any longer, to print to PDF immediately, just  
as long as you are using either Mac OS X or Windows XP! Both  
operating systems have a way to print any document as a PDF file,  
built into the operating systems' print drivers...just as long as the  
document itself can be printed.

So Acrobat Distiller is only used by people on other operating  
systems. I print PDF documents of emails all the time, directly on  
Mac OS X...and I never use Distiller...I also print to PDF when I  
have a screen capture of an email written in SignWriting...So Nana,  
you could create a screen capture of the translation and then print  
to PDF if you are on XP.

Meanwhile, Steve is developing a way to print from SignPuddle...right  
now in SignPuddle 1.0 we do not have a way to print documents  
directly from SignPuddle, so that is why print-to-pdf development on  
SignPuddle for the future will be great!

But until that is ready, if you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X,  
there is no excuse not to make many PDFS!

Please see screen capture of the print driver for Mac OS X...there is  
a button to create a PDF... and I know you have the equivalent on  
Windows XP...

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