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From: Denis Beauregard <>
Subject: Re: One million copies of PAF 4/5 downloaded/sold so far.
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:17:38 -0400
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Le Thu, 02 Aug 2001 08:51:14 -0500, Doug McDonald
<> écrivait dans soc.genealogy.computing:
>Robert Jerin wrote:
>> Helen Castle <> wrote in message
>> > Adobe are a company who give away free software for reading .pdf files.
>> > Probably in the hope you will buy the full program. A .pdf file is a
>> They already have hundreds if not thousands of businesses and other orgs
>> purchasing the full programs.
>> Kind of like the old saying give them the razor and sell them the blades!
>No, in fact, exactly the opposite!
>They sell only the machine that makes the blades (Adobe Acrobat
>the blades themselves (the PDF files) are usually but not always free.
>The razor (Acrobat reader) is free.
A bit more complex actually.
You can generate for free a PDF from the adobe site. This is
limited to 3 freebies (not sure if 3 daily or 3 until you
clean your cookies). This is from an MS Office file, i.e.
a Word text or compatible and I think you can put links inside
the file, i.e. jump from one family to another (but I am not
You can purchase the many commercial packages from adobe.
You can install some free softwares that will generate a pdf
file from computer output. Something like a postscript driver
and ghostscript. And yes, there is a Windows version. In this
case, the PDF file is the printer output. This means all pages
have the same size and there are no hyperlinks.
Finally, there are probably other softwares that have a PDF
output, not sure if this exists in genealogy softwares.
0 Denis Beauregard
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