PrintToPD, a shareware Mac printer driver that creates PDF (Portable Document Format) files, has been revved to version 2.24. The update fixes a problem with FileMaker Pro failing to print databases created under Mac OS 9.1, as well as a bug that caused JPEG compression not to be used in some cases, even when the JPEG option was turned on.
You don’t need the full Acrobat package (as opposed to the Reader) installed for PrintToPDF to work. You can use it to create PDF bookmarks to your section and subsection headings, and URLs will become hot links. PrintToPDF isn’t as powerful as Acrobat, but you can use it to create simple PDFs for US $20.
PrintToPDF has been mainly tested with Mac OS 9, but most of it should work with systems back to 7.0, according to the author. Some of the Asian language functionality requires a Power Mac and the Text Encoding Converter extension. You’ll need Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later to view the manual and the created PDFs. To view PDFs containing Japanese, Chinese or Korean text, you’ll need the Asian Font Pack for Acrobat Reader. Mor info can be found at the
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