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Geek Culture / warning about PDF creation websites

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Phaelax
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Location: Metropia
Posted: 1st Nov 2017 13:45
I realize at least half of the off-top front page is my posts right now, but thought I'd bring this up. I did a google search on one of my emails and to my surprise quite a few articles from my website are posted elsewhere. I sometimes use various websites to automatically convert my DOC files into PDF form. It looks like those sites are keeping those files and publicly displaying them, one even gives you the option to edit and save right from the website itself. Other than violating my copyright, no harm is really done. But just a warning to anyone who's looking to convert a document with perhaps personal information on it.

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Location: France
Posted: 1st Nov 2017 18:56
Thanks for the heads up. I mainly use such sites for sheet music so no worries there (unless it was something original I guess), but good to know anyway. Not sure if OpenOffice Writer can open doc files but I usually use that now for making PDF files.
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BatVink
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Location: Gods own County, UK
Posted: 2nd Nov 2017 06:55
Thre are a few PDF Printer drivers out there. I've used Primo PDF which is very good for a free solution.
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Phaelax
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Posted: 3rd Nov 2017 00:27
That's one of those solutions that makes me think "duh why didn't I ever think of that". I think it might even be a default driver installed with windows now. Not sure if it was available (or if I knew about it) at the time I made these documents, most are 6 years or older.

"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended." - Linus Torvalds
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Posted: 4th Nov 2017 09:59
Open Office has a built-in PDF exporter.

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