Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Apex Paul
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions

Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions All DIY projects & discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 15,975
DIY: How to EASILY place LONG DETAILED instructions in your DIY.

Not long ago I built a VERY detailed DIY. It took me a long time to get it just right and take all the pictures and insert them into the document. I built it in WORD. I don't have ACROBAT. After I was done, I realized how large the file was, it was 28 meg (LOTS of large pictures), and was 24 pages long, WOW and our site only allows a MAX size of 585.9 KB for word files. OH CRAP! then I remembered I had a FREE ON-LINE Word to Acrobat file converter! This works like a CHAMP! and we are allowed up to 2.77 megs for Acrobat files.
After I converted my 28 meg word file, it ended up being a 682 KB Acrobat file.

SO, if you have built a long/detailed DIY or plan on building one, think about it, it would be VERY handy to be able to print it out for use when doing the MOD/INSTALL.
So first build your DIY in word, then convert it to acrobat and save it. Then just start off your DIY with a short discription of your DIY instructions and attach your instructions in the form of the Acrobat file you just converted.

and HERES HOW TO DO IT!

After you build your word file and save it onto your computer, go to the http://www.doc2pdf.net/ site.

At the bottom of the page you will find a BLUE box where you will find the "CONVERT THIS DOCUMENT" and "BROWSE" boxes. Find your file and select it, then simply hit the "CONVERT DOCUMENT" button.

Name:  download.jpg
Views: 2661
Size:  79.5 KB

in a matter if SECONDS a "FILE DOWNLOAD" box will pop up where you can save your new converted file to your computer.

Name:  file download.jpg
Views: 2674
Size:  55.0 KB

DONE!! Hope this helps and will give you the ability to put some long/detained instructions here that you can print out for use during your install.

AND ALWAYS keep a copy of the original WORD file, so if you need or want to edit it for some reason, you can. Then you repeat the process, make a new version, and upload and replace the original. PIECE OF CAKE!!
__________________

Last edited by Sir Nuke; 10-04-2011 at 07:50 AM.
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 15,975
If anyone has any questions.....feel free to post them up or send me a PM.
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
Camaro21


 
Camaro21's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 5,023
For all of you that don't know, you can create a .pdf file for free. The program is called CutePDF. It is a free download call CutePDF Writer that basically installs a printer called "CutePDF", you select that printer when printing your document and it will come up and ask you where you wish to save your document and it will be saved as a .pdf. You can visit their website HERE.

Hope this helps !!
__________________
Camaro21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 15,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camaro21 View Post
For all of you that don't know, you can create a .pdf file for free. The program is called CutePDF. It is a free download call CutePDF Writer that basically installs a printer called "CutePDF", you select that printer when printing your document and it will come up and ask you where you wish to save your document and it will be saved as a .pdf. You can visit their website HERE.

Hope this helps !!
cool.....just another way to do it......as the instructions in post #1 are also FREE. I like it for the simple fact that I can go ANYWHERE, I have the need to have this ability when working on a computer which is not MINE, such as one at work, where I can not download or install software, AND I don't need to install any softwear on any of the 4 computers at the house either.
__________________

Last edited by Sir Nuke; 09-08-2011 at 08:04 AM.
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
buzzy56
buzzy56
 
buzzy56's Avatar
 
Drives: 2ss summit white L99
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: paradise
Posts: 1,118
Good stuff

Good stuff - will come in handy for many.Thanks for sharing.
__________________
OLD SCHOOL / NEW SCHOOL COOL
buzzy56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
ClutchKargo
 
ClutchKargo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS L99 RJT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 213
+1 for CutePDF

Been using it for along time, it's a great addon for any PC
__________________
Solo Mach XL CatBack w/ J Pipe - Texas Speed LT Headers - 3M Nano-Carbon Polyester Tint 20% - 3M Crystalline 90% Tint on Windshield - Azentek Smart Mirror w/Back up Camera - CAI Intake - ADM Scoop - APEX Washer Tank Kit - PowderPro Ported & Polished TB
ClutchKargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
L99
 
L99's Avatar
 
Drives: B On B L99/SS2 Ground effects
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Gainesville, Ga
Posts: 122
Damn! I wish I had read this thread before I just spent 3hrs doing the same thing you did. Story of my life
__________________
2010 L99 Black on Black W/Ground effects
Mods: Kenne Bell, LS3 Conversion, LS9 cam,
BMR Stage 2
L99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #8
danl
 
Drives: 2013 JSB Camaro 2ss
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 184
you can also use a free pdf creator called PrimoPDF.
web site is same as its name, or google it. totally free.
I use Primo over Cute, if I am 'printing' a detailed cad drawing to email or one that needs to be printed very large, like 4' x 6'.
the Cads own PDF writer, and Cute both will sometimes create a PDF that has some 'blank' areas for no reason...its like trying to print out something so hugh that you run out of ram and it prints blanks randomly on paper....so PrimoPDF is great for creating very large jobs from any application. if it can handle 1 million sq ft warehouse cad blueprints, it can handle DIY's!
danl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
Top~Dog
 
Top~Dog's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS 1LE
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Harker Heights TX
Posts: 203
Or you can right click - in the MS Word menu, select save as - then select PDF. No need for any other programs.
__________________
Top~Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
Sir Nuke
Master of All Things
 
Sir Nuke's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2LT/RS,'14 Caddy CTS Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast of Houston, Texas
Posts: 15,975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Top~Dog View Post
Or you can right click - in the MS Word menu, select save as - then select PDF. No need for any other programs.
This is TRUE......that is if you have MS WORD 2010. being able to save in PDF Format was a new addition to Word, or actually any of the programs in the Office Suite 2010.
__________________
Sir Nuke is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK...I'm starting a better V6 exhaust examples thread!! KMPrenger Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 551 08-14-2014 09:45 AM
DIY Noweeds exhaust diverter installation CanadianCamaro Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 22 07-22-2014 11:42 PM
DIY : Install underdrive pulley on 2010 Camaro SS Nine Ball Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 34 09-30-2013 08:25 PM
Any Long Island dealers ready to place a recent Collage Grad discount order yet? cyberbro Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 0 07-29-2009 06:01 PM
Camaro5 T-Shirts, Long Sleeve, Sweatshirts, Hoodies FOR SALE!!! (CLOSED) TAG UR IT Camaro5 Store Merchandise 122 03-31-2009 12:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.