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2006 Save as PDF?

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01-07-2008 02:52 PM
Hi All!

Does anyone know the way to save an 06 dwg as a pdf? I know it's very easy in 07 (under plot tools) but I can't find anything in 06. I can save as a jpg and an html file, but both look terrible--the jpg's cut some of my title block off, sometimes doesn't show all my lines and makes the text nearly unreadable, the webfile is clearer but still not complete.

My friend says there's a way but it's difficult.

Any help?
Thanks!
Jenni in Las Vegas
*Joel
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Re: 2006 Save as PDF?

01-07-2008 03:11 PM in reply to: jdgualazzi
You need a PDF writer. Either the full (and expensive) Adobe Acrobat, or
the many cheaper or even free PDF creators out there. Google it.

CutePDF is a free one that I use at home. Although, very basic, it works
great. It installs as a printer (even though it creates a file instead),
and you just plot to it.

AcroPlot is another. Not free, but reasonable, and offers more features
than even Acrobat offers.
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Re: 2006 Save as PDF?

01-07-2008 03:16 PM in reply to: jdgualazzi
Is CutePDF from the makers of CuteFTP (Web publishing program)?

If I download that, will it give me all the instructions I need or do I have to go through CAD "Add A Plotter Wizard" to do it?

Thanks for your help!!
*R.K. McSwain
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Re: 2006 Save as PDF?

01-08-2008 05:27 AM in reply to: jdgualazzi
jdgualazzi wrote:
> Is CutePDF from the makers of CuteFTP (Web publishing program)?
>
> If I download that, will it give me all the instructions I need or do I have to go through CAD "Add A Plotter Wizard" to do it?
>
> Thanks for your help!!

1. No.
2. Install CutePDF, it becomes a system printer. Print to
it. If you make changes, a PC3 file will be created.


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Re: 2006 Save as PDF?

01-08-2008 06:04 AM in reply to: jdgualazzi
Hi Jenni,
I may be mistaken but I've been told that DWF is the same as PDF file. To create one of these you go to the publish command under file, this brings you to the Publish dialog box. Select your publish options, specify your file location, etc ok that and return to Publish dialog box. Insure the DWF button is pressed in order to create this file. Once everything has been set up select Publish.
You will need to launch DWF Viewer to open the DWF file. This can be down loaded of the net for free, just google it.
Hope I haven't confused you to much. I'm also having trouble saving DWGs as JPEGS, either the model space drawing or the paper space drawing shows up but not both together, any ideas?
Neil.B
Ireland
*Joel
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Re: 2006 Save as PDF?

01-08-2008 07:46 AM in reply to: jdgualazzi
Although the *intent* is the same - a standard but unchangeable generic
document format - DWFs and PDFs are not the same file - they are
incompatible. Most people outside of Acad usage don't have DWF readers, but
almost everyone has at least a PDF reader. That makes PDFs a bit more
universal.

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