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Q: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual?
Category: Computers
Asked by: gladstone-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 10 Jun 2002 04:11 PDT
Expires: 17 Jun 2002 04:11 PDT
Question ID: 24082
I just purchased a Handspring Treo 90 (PIM) and find the  PDF difficult
to read for my eyes and patience factor (re sizing every reference for
my old eyes.)

I can read paper manuals with no difficulty but don't want to burn up
my printer producing 232 pages for this manual. (Much less haul all
that paper around for a 6x9 manual.) Handspring doesn't seem to offer
a paper version.

Is there any source for this manual in paper?

Is there a service that makes paper manuals from supplied PDF's?

Many thanks

Subject: Re: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual?
Answered By: till-ga on 10 Jun 2002 04:53 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
This document doesn´t seem to be available in the printed form. So
step two has to be taken.
I can understand you don’t want to burn up your printer. The solution
is rather simple. There are several companies that offer
online-transfer of data and print them for you. So all you´ve got to
do is send them your pdf manual file and wait for the printed manual
to be returned to you.

The best one I could find is Their comment about the best
method for transferring data to be printed to them is:
"This method (meaning use of pdf documents, till-ga) is the best way
to submit your documents, because it is the only way to ensure that
your margins, fonts, formatting, graphics, and other document
particulars remain intact."
( )
So they are prepared to do what you want. 
Further details can be found at the link listed here

( )

So that´s what I recommend you. Hope this answer is what you expected.

Search strategy used:
I visited and found the perfectly fitting link. 
suitable category at Home > Business and Economy > Business
to Business > Imaging > Photocopying

gladstone-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Bingo! Great answer. Very helpful. Even with more searching after the
fact I couldn't find one other company that specifically said it would
do this. Amazing!

Many thanks


Subject: Re: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual?
From: thisuser-ga on 10 Jun 2002 09:04 PDT
You could also put the file on a disk or cd and take it to a local
copyshop (such as Kinko's) which could then print it for you, and
probably do it double-sided.
Subject: Re: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual?
From: mshe-ga on 14 Jun 2002 13:13 PDT
Kinko's or your local copy store will print from PDF.

I've done it several times.  You can even ask them to bind it for you
(at extra cost).
Subject: Re: Source to Convert From PDF to Paper Manual?
From: discoman77-ga on 19 Jun 2002 18:58 PDT
Kinko's can get a little expensive. Check around your local area for
imaging technology printshops. They are mainly for blue prints and odd
paper requests (brochures, posters, not like a sign store), but can be
cheaper than Kino's at $0.15 a page. Also, bounding is cheaper at a

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