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Opinions on providing PDF converter

Question asked by DLW-BPEX on Apr 8, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2010 by DLW-BPEX


Opinions on providing PDF converter


Like many others, I would like to let customers of our runtime solution generate PDF as an alternative to hardcopy printouts. Under OS X, of course, it is straightforward from the Print menu.


For Windows, I have located a nice little PDF converter (virtual printer driver) that is both free and freely distributable, with customary restrictions.


We are trying to decide whether it is better to package that utility appropriately with our runtime, or just to provide basic info and a download link to our customers so that they might obtain and install the converter if they choose.


So... any folks here who have approached it either way -- or both ways? Pitfalls or advantages of each?

I am leaning away from including the file because it may imply endorsement or some vested interest. Yet it seems less convenient for our customers if we only point them in the right direction.


Any thoughts?

Thank you.