There I agree with you entirely. As it is, I have to make the .pdf's myself, but it's not that hard.
You just start by copy/pasting everything into Jarte, a free, small, word processor, but more capable than Wordpad. I use a (approx.) 5 1/2-inch wide window, with menu>tools>options>word wrap>wrap to window (you have to set it for each new window).
I also use bold and bigger size fonts for some things such as article title and sub-headings. The big advantage with Jarte over Wordpad is that it handles pictures as easily as text; just copy the picture from the original and paste it into Jarte. Force pages with the usual ctrl-return combo where you want a new page.
When the article is just as I want it, I first save it as an .rtf , then I go back and use menu>file>print. The requester which comes up is set up to call up NitroPdf, another free program, which works better than just the simple Acrobat Reader which only reads. NitroPdf lets you create your own pdf's as and when you want.
And if something is not quite right when the pdf comes out, all I need to do is go back to the original rtf I created in Jarte and make the corrections, then resave and reprint into NitroPdf, overwriting the original, now useless pdf.
If you are interested in those two programs, just Google them. You'll get their home addresses.
Hope this helps.
Keep Up with TechRepublic