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New PDF output tool on sale

Published: 22nd Mar 2008, 10:44:10 | Permalink | Printable

Plus, updates to WebWonder and ProCAD+

Programmer David Snell has quietly sneaked out a number of interesting developments, including a new tool that produces PDF documents from RISC OS Draw files. Modest Dave has produced Draw2PDF, a brand new application that does what it says on the tin: it converts vector drawings into PDFs and costs less than 20 quid.

The ProCAD+ logoHe has also updated his technical drawing package ProCAD+ to include a PDF export facility. Punters can request a free upgrade featuring the new PDF output support.

Finally, Dave's website design software WebWonder is now up to version 3. Tables can be nested and there's more control over their appearance, plugin objects can be embedded, colour picking is improved as is the process of publishing files onto the web, links can be given little pop-up titles when a user's pointer hovers over them, some Unicode support, better handling of meta tags, support for PayPal forms, and more. An upgrade costs 25 quid or £79 for a new copy.

See the links below for more information.


The new Draw-to-PDF program
WebWonder 3 ProCAD+ with PDF export

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I was about to buy the draw2pdf as I have enough in my paypal account to cover it.


I was a little surprised to see that I have to chose between a 32 or 26 bit version.

This does not suit me as I use a RISC PC networked to a Iyonix at home and a Kinetic Risc PC in my office at work.

I know, I'll email David and see if it's possible to buy a 32 bit neutral version that runs on my three machines.

(I consider myself to be a "single" user and that it's not to be unreasonable to expect that £20 covers me for my three machines)

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 23/3/08 10:28AM
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A 32bit version will run on all machines. I suspect a 26bit version has only been produced for the tiny number of people not loading a 32bit Shared C Library due to a compatibility issue with an equally tiny number of legacy applications.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 26/3/08 9:00AM
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