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Old 01-24-2013, 01:08 PM   #7
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steve: For the last few versions, Acrobat has so determinedly tried to weasel its way into every crevice of the system and as many of your installed apps as it can that it falls on its face a lot when app versions/Windows versions change.
That has been my admittedly limited experience and I was sort of shocked that Adobe has gotten so lax but then, it's been quite long since I did anything with Adobe software more current than Photoshop 7...'-}}

Thanks for the link...glad you noted the crapware (opencandy) issue with PDFCreator (pdfforge). From what I've read, you are absolutely correct that a custom install is the way to go. CutePDF is also apparently suffering from the (recent) inclusion of adware.

I think BullzipPDF uses Ghostscript--from what I can gather when you do the install, it will prompt to get it if you don't already have it.

I've found that the "best free..." site often has good info on different flavors of freebie software--I found another freebie program (can't remember what) from them a year or so ago and it worked out really nicely. Using their list, I d/l'd BullzipPDF and PDF24-Creator and from another review list, I d/l'd Print2PDF Free--from what I can gather there is paid version which has recently stopped being suported. I've not installed any of them yet, but plan on that in the next few days...

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