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Printing Documents and Reports to PDF

The easiest way to email a report or document to your committee, to send an electronic copy of your catalog to a professional printer, or email a statement to an event guest (V4 only), is to create a PDF copy of the document.

PDF995 for Auction! Version 4

PDF995, a free, shareware program produced by Software995, works extremely well for us and for many of our clients.

Even better, Auction Systems has licensed a special edition of PDF995, available at no charge to you, that works rapidly and smoothly with Auction! Version 4.

PDF995 integrates directly with Version 4. There's no delay or pop up ads. When using PDF995 with Auction! Version 4 there is no need to purchase a paid edition for PDF995. When installed, PDF995 for Auction! will work outside of Auction! for other programs on your computer, however, in other software programs, delays will occur and a pop up ad will show when using this free PDF writer.

In Auction! V4, PDF995 is required to print Statements, Donor Receipts and Invoices to separate PDF format files in batch for attachment to emails.

Once your PDF995 tool is installed, open Auction! and preview the report or document of interest. With Auction! V4, when you choose the Print to Individual PDF's print option; PDF995 prints each statement, receipt or invoice to its own file. If you have included the email address of the recipient in the name entry record in Auction!, the name of each PDF file will include not only the name of the recipient but also their email address, making it a snap to attach the correct document to any email sent. Any other documents or reports can be printed to PDF file format as well by choosing PDF995 in the printer selection dialog box.

PDF995 for Auction! Version 3

PDF995 is not directly integrated with Auction! Version 3. It is still an incredibly useful tool for printing documents and reports to PDF format; we've used it for years!

In Auction! Version 3 and other software programs there is a slight delay during printing built in unless you have purchased the paid edition. When you purchase a PDF995 subscription ($9.95,) the delay in Auction! V3 and any other programs is removed.

Printing invoices, donor receipts and statements in batch to individual pdf files is not supported in Version 3. You can print the complete group of documents to a single PDF file.

In Auction! V3, print any document or report to PDF by clicking Print, and then choosing PDF995 from the printer selection dialog box. In Version 3 there is a few seconds delay as a pop up ad displays; you will be prompted to continue with the complimentary edition of PDF995 or upgrade to a paid edition. There is no penalty for continuing to use the complimentary edition.

Adobe Acrobat (full version)

Acrobat has very powerful features, and you can edit PDFs and drag pages in & out in addition to simply printing PDFs. It's a great tool; some clients find it cost-prohibitive. Adobe Acrobat does not integrate directly with V4 to produce individual documents.

PDF995 for Auction!

PDF995 works with Auction! V4 and V3. The free, sponsored version of PDF995 works at lightning speed with Auction! Version 4 without ads or pop ups. It is required in V4 for creating individual invoices, donor receipts and statements to attach to email.

In Auction! V3 and other programs, you will see pop up ads unless you upgrade to the paid version

Instructions:

1. Download and save the PDF995 for Auction! zip (compressed file).

2. Unpack the zip using Windows File Explorer, or your favorite unzip program.

3. Double-click InstallPDF995.exe, and let it install. A popup message appears when it is complete and ready to use.

You may need to close Auction! and then reopen for PDF995 to be a printer option.

To learn more about Adobe Acrobat:

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