How to Make PDF Files out of Your Pepakura File

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How to Make PDF Files out of Your Pepakura File

Postby Drummyralf » 25 Jul 2013, 16:05

First, download and install CutePDF Writer, found here:

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
This is completely free!

Then go to the PDO file you like to make a PDF file of. Go to file->Print

Select CutePDF as your printer, and hit OK. There will now be a screen that asks you what you want the filename to be, and after that it will save as a PDF file!

A few notes:
-My version only seems to print in A4 format, not lettersize
-When printing from Pepakura Viewer, the lines are printed a bit different. I suggest only printing from Pepakura Designer!
-There might be better PDF creators out there, but this one is one of the few that's completely free.

Also some other PDF printers:

Paperbuff wrote:If you're looking for a PDF writer/printer, Gizmo has a done a very good review HERE.

Here are their top choices:

Key features of Bullzip include:
The ability to password protect your pdf files (only PrimoPDF and PDFCreator also had this ability)
The ability use either 40 or 128 bit encryption on the file (only PDFCreator also had this ability)
The ability to add a watermark (PDF Creator had a limited ability to add watermarks)
The ability to append or prepend files (PrimoPDF and PDFCreator also had this ability)
The ability to choose different levels of output quality (All but CutePDF and TinyPDF had this ability)
The ability to add/change metadata (PrimoPDF and PDFCreator also had this ability)

PDFCreator is still my second choice and has all the features of Bullzip with the exception of a 64 bit version and more limited watermark abilities. The help files are available only in English, French and German. However it does have one unique feature among these products. It comes with both a standalone install and a server install. In a company setting this gives you the ability to install the printer driver on a server and make it available to all the workstations on the network without doing an install on each one of them. This may make it a preferred choice in business situations if you don't need the other options that products like Bullzip offer. The only item PDF Creator failed at was printing a web page to pdf. I was unable to get consistent output and generally the program produced an error and exited. This can be a major issue for many users.

Among the very basic pdf Writers are CutePDF Writer and TinyPDF. These both provide only the most minimal functions and create the pdf file with no options for password, encryption, metadata, or most other optional functions. On the other hand, they are among the smallest of the downloads.
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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby TheSkywardSword100 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:11

When I use CutePDF, sometimes it will make some pieces just plain white, or not have the pieces at all, and sometimes it will even cut pieces in half! How do I fix this?

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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby Leafy101 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:12

Scale your pieces down or alter other settings. Something about your unfold isn't working.

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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby TheSkywardSword100 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:16

That's what happens.
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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby Leafy101 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:17

That used to happen to me. Try changing the texture/settings.

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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby 966623 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:24

You can also export multiple bitmap files from the Pepakura File menu, and then print those individual images all at once into a PDF, especially if you have consistent texture problems when printing to PDF directly, like me and SkywardSword. You can also edit these images to add pointers/arrows and stuff before making the final PDF.

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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby TheSkywardSword100 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:26

That's a good idea; I'll try that with SSB Link.

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Re: How to make PDF files out of your Pepakura file

Postby Leafy101 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:30

966623 wrote:You can also export multiple bitmap files from the Pepakura File menu, and then print those individual images all at once into a PDF, especially if you have consistent texture problems when printing to PDF directly, like me and SkywardSword. You can also edit these images to add pointers/arrows and stuff before making the final PDF.

However, you need the full version to do that. ;)


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Re: How to Make PDF Files out of Your Pepakura File

Postby zsxd02 » 29 Dec 2017, 08:24

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