To print out documents as PDF for email sending or otherwise, without adobe reader, you can use the Bullzip PDF Printer…
Next are the features of bullzip:
- Print to PDF from almost any Windows program.
- Runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/2003/2003 x64/Vista/Vista x64/2008/Windows 7.
- Supports 64-bit operating systems.
- Direct output to the same file each time or prompt for destination.
- Control if the printer should ask if you want to see the resulting PDF document.
- Control output and prompts programmatically.
- Setup can run unattended.
- Graphical user interface.
- Password protect PDF documents.
- 128/40 bit encryption.
- Quality settings (screen, printer, ebook, prepress).
- Set document properties.
- Watermark text, size, rotation, and transparency.
- Superimpose/background documents.
- Appending/prepending documents.
- User interface control.
- Command line interface to all settings.
- COM/ActiveX interface for programmatic control.
- Support for Citrix MetaFrame
- Support for Windows Terminal Server
- Multiple output types supported: BMP, JPEG, PCX, PDF, PNG, and TIFF.
Seems to be nice stuff but I prefer GoogleDocs which is also be able to produce PDF output without need to install some software from an unknown source.
Or even Microsoft Word is able to store files as PDF (or XPS of course).
Yes I agree.. this is mainly useful for those who are either using Office 2003 which if I remember correctly didn’t have a save option to PDF and also to print a web page to pdf.
Also it is very useful for some old customised applications which doesn’t support PDF exports. Thus the PDF writer, disguised as a printer, will allow printing the report or any other item to pdf… so the app doesn’t need to be changed and updated to allow pdf export 😉