ClickBook? That’s a funny name, but it’s the name of a neat little program that I use several times a week.
One of ClickBook’s primary functions is to create PDF files. When you install ClickBook, it sets up a couple pseudo-printer "devices" that programs recognize as actual printers.
I never have figured out what the ClickBook PDF Option is used for — the one that I use is ClickBook Printer.
However, if you print to the ClickBook Printer, the software printer actually captures the output and stores it in ClickBook’s working memory. So far, this is like every other PDF-printer software I’ve found, including Adobe Acrobat. At this point, all of them allow you to save the output as a PDF file. Some, but not all, will allow you later to combine multiple prints into one file. However, ClickBook does it in one step.
The difference and major benefit of ClickBook is that it allows you, the user, to print multiple times, even out of multiple programs, with each "print job" stored in ClickBook’s buffer. Once you have everything printed into ClickBook that you want to save in your PDF file, you’re ready for the next step.
You can change the order of the print jobs, so that something you printed near the beginning is moved so they’ll be later in the resulting PDF file, and other things moved closer to the front of the resulting PDF file. You can also uncheck one or more of the prints so that they don’t even get used in the PDF file.
In the image below, you can see that I’ve printed five different times using the CLickBook "printer" (in the lower left side of the image. Note that I’ve unchecked two of those prints so they won’t actually end up in the resulting PDF file.
In the image excerpt below, you can see that I’ve moved the Dashboard print from the top of the list to the bottom of the list. Now, it would be located at the end of the PDF file.
To actually create the PDF file, you click on the PDF icon on the ClickBook menu bar. That opens the standard Windows Save File As dialog box, so you can save the file in the location you want, with the filename you want to give it.
ClickBook does a lot of other things, too, such as creating banners and books.
Note the image above is from the bottom right-hand corner of the ClickBook display. I clicked on the option list to set the ultimate print format (which is the way the page will be stored in the PDF file, also). Previously, and as shown here, I had selected "1-Up (FAX) Portrait."
Notice the top arrow pointing to the slider on the right-hand side of the list. There’s a really long list of print styles available, including sizing for standard form sizes and sizes for various sizes of time management system books (e.g., Day-Timer®).
You can download a trial of ClickBook.