.PDF & Word Files

 

With (almost) every report in MemInfo, you can have it produce a .pdf file.

(1) You must have the proper .pdf program installed on your computer.  It’s called Bullzip PDF Printer and you can download it for free from  http://cdn.bullzip.com/download/pdf_free/Setup_BullzipPDFPrinter_10_22_0_2525_FREE.exe

(2)(a) From the MemInfo menu choose   File | Setup | Preferences and make sure you have the option checked for “Let the user select the printer…”

(2)(b)  On that same screen, “File transfer folder on your computer” normally should say “\\tsclient\c\MemInfoTransfer\”.  This tells MemInfo to put .pdf files into your own C:\MemInfoTransfer folder.
[On a Mac, it should say “\\tsclient\MemInfoTransfer\”.]

(3) When you produce a report, indicate that it should go to the printer (yes, that’s correct).  Then when it asks which printer to use, you should select the “Bullzip PDF Printer” entry.  Important:  There will be 2 Bullzip PDF entries; you must select the one that does not say “redirected.”  When it’s done, look in your C:\MemInfoTransfer folder for the file.


 

Creating an MS Word (.doc) file:

One of our users had success in outputting a report as a .pdf file and then converting it into Word by using Adobe InDesign.

The website www.zamzar.com/ offers all kinds of conversions for free (and it’s safe).  My experience with it is that after converting the .pdf file to Word, the new document looks exactly the same, but the amount of reformatting is overwhelming and it’s extremely difficult to do any editing without messing up the format.

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