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Jan 01, 2003, 23:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walt Pennington)

"To create a .pdf document, open OpenOffice 1.0 and create a document. After you are finished creating the document, save the document. Next, go to File then Print. Under the name, choose PDF, and then check the box for 'Print to File.' At the prompt for where to save the file, choose the name and location. At this time, make sure that you make the 'File Type' PDF. After you select, the file name, and type, it will bring you back to the 'Print' menu. When you 'Print' OpenOffice 1.0 will save your document as a .PDF. To view your document use the Adobe Acrobat Reader, or any of the Linux .PDF viewers such as xpdf or KGhostView. If you need to change your .PDF form, you can change your initial OpenOffice 1.0 form, and then print the .pdf to a the same or a new file.

"If the .pdf document does not show up in the list of printers, go to Printer Setup to add a new printer, and follow the instructions for installing an Acrobat Distiller. The Help instructions within OpenOffice offer excellent instructions on how to add the Acrobat Distiller or other printers within OpenOffice..."

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