sending out a price list...which format should I use ???

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Steve, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    As the title says really, I have a stock list that I need to send to 53
    people that have all asked for it to be sent.

    The list is approx 4 A4 pages if printed out and consists of approx 500
    items. Which format should I use to send it out on?? Excel, Word, Notepad or
    any other.

    Many Thanks

    Steve, Feb 26, 2004
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Steve said:
    What's wrong with good, old fashioned, plain text?
    Brian H¹©, Feb 26, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Steve posted ...
    If it's just a list with prices and no pics or fancy fonts etc, then I'd use
    plain text .. ;)

    Alternatively for cross-platform compatibility and full multimedia brochures
    etc, then I'd use Adobe's pdf format .. though it is relatively expensive ..
    Paul - xxx, Feb 26, 2004
  4. Steve

    Steve Guest


    Plain text ?? Email plain text is that what you mean...........
    Steve, Feb 26, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Steve posted ...
    Yup .. ;)

    Or produce the list in whichever word processor you use and cut 'n paste to
    your email application, but send as plain text. Be aware, though, that
    proportional fonts may produce some strange formatting when read by your
    Paul - xxx, Feb 26, 2004
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Steve said:
    Notepad and Wordpad are plain text.
    But you could always create it with either of those then cut/paste into the
    message body of your e-mail if you want.
    Brian H¹©, Feb 26, 2004
  7. Steve

    Steve Guest

    cheers Paul

    I did actually try that the last time I sent out a list, unfortuanely I
    found that because people view the email pane is different sizes it didnt
    come out is any neat order....

    Steve, Feb 26, 2004
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    trout Guest

    It shouldn't be a problem is you have your email plain-text settings
    at a line-wrap of around seventy or less.
    trout, Feb 26, 2004
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    Bob_R Guest

    'Paul - xxx' suggested Adobe PDF format and I'll second that. There are some
    inexpensive PDF creator programs that act like printer drivers. Use your
    word processor and select the PDF driver the same way you would select a
    different printer or a fax/modem etc.
    I think you can find a list on the PCMagazine web site
    <,4149,1190601,00.asp>, they did a review on
    them about a year ago.
    Or for very low volume of printing, use Adobe's free trial here
    Bob_R, Feb 27, 2004
  10. As the title says really, I have a stock list that I need to send to 53
    If you are talking about email the list it is easier to do plain text

    But even better would be put the price list up on a webpage and the just
    email the link to the people that have asker for it...

    But thats just me...

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  12. Howdy!


    Well, Acrobat is about 300USD.

    PDF995 is ... well, 9.95USD.

    And, if you don't mind the ad, you can use it for free.

    Find it at .

    Also, if you run OpenOffice 1.1.0 or above, you get "Save as PDF"

    Ralph Wade Phillips, Feb 29, 2004
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    Dan Shea Guest

    Dan Shea, Feb 29, 2004
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