Re: Adobe hosts PDF Distiller on the Web

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Fri May 19 2000 - 11:44:55 PDT for PostScript to PDF. Problems: it's just a front-end
to GhostScript, and my mileage has varied wildly with GS. Pluses: always free.


Rohit Khare wrote:

> ... wow! I have no idea how long this has been up...3 free, then fees
> (or an Adobe 4.0 license string)... Rohit
> ==============================================
> Make unlimited PDF files for just US$9.99/month or US$99.99/year.
> (Currently available only in the U.S. and Canada.)
> Best viewed with the free Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or later.
> Create Adobe® PDF Online is a Web-hosted service that lets you
> convert a wide variety of documents into Adobe PDF files that anyone
> can view using the free, widely distributed Adobe Acrobat® Reader.
> If you're tired of colleagues not being able to view your documents
> because of software or platform incompatibilities, this service is
> for you.
> Supported formats include Microsoft® Office files, Web pages,
> graphics formats, and other file types. (Note: Uploaded files are
> limited to 50 MB and a 15-minute processing time.)
> Using Create Adobe PDF Online is a breeze:
> 1. Register for a free trial (or sign up for the subscription service).
> 2. Upload your file, or provide the URL of your Web page.
> 3. After your file is converted, download it or receive it as an
> e-mail attachment.
> Supported File Formats
> Create Adobe® PDF Online supports the following formats:
> Microsoft® Office:
> Word (.doc), Publisher (.pub), PowerPoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Rich
> Text Format (.rtf), Text (.txt)
> Web Pages
> Web pages (.htm, .html, .shtml)
> Adobe Formats
> Illustrator® (.ai), InDesign (.indd), FrameMaker® (.fm), PageMaker®
> (.pm, .pm6, .p65), Photoshop® (.psd)
> Corel WordPerfect Office Formats
> WordPerfect (.wpd)
> PostScript® Formats
> PostScript (.ps, .prn), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
> Image Formats
> Windows bitmap (.bmp), GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), PCX (.pcx), PNG
> (.png), RLE (.rle), TIFF (.tif)
> Note: If you don't see your format listed here, please upload a
> PostScript file.

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