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Produce PDFs with pdfMachine

Print driver can open and assemble PDFs

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PdfMachine 9.6, from Broadgun Software, is a Windows print driver that produces PDF files in seconds, preserving the integrity of the original files. PdfMachine can open and assemble any PDF file, including encrypted PDFs and those not created by pdfMachine. Sticky-note-style annotations and comments are also visible via a prompt.

The driver can be started in standalone mode with no PDF loaded. Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook can be converted to PDFs by simply clicking on pdf- Machine in the MS Office toolbar while the program windows are open. PdfMachine also autogenerates hyperlinks to Web URLs and e-mail addresses within PDFs.

Users can scan documents directly to PDF format; true type fonts are supported. Pages can easily be inserted, appended, rotated, deleted, and rearranged within a PDF file. An N-Up printing feature allows users to shrink several pages onto one page, which saves paper and enables booklets to be made. Languages supported include: English, Arabic, Hebrew, all Asian languages, and many others. Price: $49, single-user license. (Broadgun Software: www.pdfmachine.com)

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