pdf creation?

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    is there any way in mac os x to create a multi page pdf file?
    i want to scan a brochure for a client and make it available
    for download on their website as a pdf, so basically i want to
    put a sequence of image files into a pdf file.
    is there something built in the os that would do this or do i need
    to download software?
    thanks for your time
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Print -> PDF -> Save as PDF
     
  3. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

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    Chundles is rights.
    I sent files by .pdf via e-mail - all you need is a word processor. (that's what i use), Create your document, add your text, scanned pictures ect..ect.. and when you want it to be "sealed" (as i call it -as you can't edit once its done - unless saved as a .doc). Go to File > Print > PDF > Save as PDF and the doc is now a fully working .pdf file for people to view.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    OK. So you've got your separate scans and you want to combine them into one tidy PDF by using free software?

    Scan your brochure. Open each scanned file individually in Preview, crop and adjust and save as PDF (I like the Generic PDFX-3 setting) then merge the resulting files with this free utility.

    http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.shtml

    :cool:
     
  5. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Even better IMO is PDFLab. It also permits you to join many image formats into single documents. It does a number of other useful tricks, such as watermarking and blank page insertions. Every Mac user should have PDFLab -- especially since it's free!
     
  7. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks man, downloaded it too, will try them both tonight and let you know
     

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