Exporting PDF from Sibelius

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by dhanimiller, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. dhanimiller

    dhanimiller Member

    Has anyone ever had issues with PDFCreator exporting from Sibelius (I use 5)?
    I spent hours and hours trying different options and everytime I printed the file into a PDF the writing ended up going vertically downwards all over the page. :confused:

    I finally found Primo PDF and it worked instantly :clap:!!

    Such a time consuming process just to get my composition ready to submit for the Kirklees Competition at Uni...

    Or did I miss something blatantly obvious with PDFCreator? Either way it's fine now, thank goodness!
  2. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Member

    I use PDF Creator with Sibelius (5 and now 6) and have no problems. Glad you've sorted it out but if you need help send me a PM.
  3. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    CutePDF is a good solution too - albeit it insists on installing the Ask.com toolbar on your system at the same time.

    Remove the toolbar, keep cutePDF, problem solved.
  4. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I've had this issue. Sibelius 2 allowed you to create a .pdf file from within the application, but later versions don't.

    As I'm a hard-up musician, does anyone know of a freeware pdf creator?
  5. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    The aforementioned CutePDF ( which is free ) works just like a printer I use it all the time.
  6. sjs

    sjs Member

    I would emphasise what Thirteen Ball said...CutePDF.

    It's free and one of the best out there..recommend it.

  7. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Another vote for CutePDF (well, works ok with Finale, at any rate ... )
  8. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Trust me to use something different! It's PDF995. Great for all my stuff.
  9. drumstyx

    drumstyx New Member

    Primo PDF. enough said.
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Or just get a mac... :)
  11. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I save as a tiff, then open with adobe and save accordingly
  12. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    I agree Cute PDF is really Good.
  13. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    A Mac may very well have bundled software including a .pdf creator, but you would have paid heavily for it at the point of sale. Nothing in Macworld comes for free!
  14. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Not as different as you might wish, Barry - PDF995 is my pdf editor of preference too! :)
  15. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Thanks Mike. Now I don't feel so much of an outcast!

  16. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    Agree with everyone that says Cute is good - I use it all the time - no problems so far.......

    And I'm pretty thick when it comes to anything vaguely technological.

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