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Convert word to pdf

Convert word to pdf

Convert word to pdf

Two problems really.....
I have recently installed Acrobat X Pro, but am still using Microsoft Word 2002.  I used to have "convert to pdf" options on the Word toolbar but they have disappeared, presumably as a result of the new version of Acrobat being installed.  I can produce a pdf by using the File > print command in Word, but it results in a large pdf which, when I try to optimise it in Acrobat, comes up with the error message "page contains renderable text" and won't reduce the file size. Any ideas?
Smokey cat2

RE: Convert word to pdf

Just found the answer, which is to go File > save as > optimised pdf - tada!
Thanks anyway,

RE: Convert word to pdf

You also could have upgraded to Word 2007 or 2010, where Publish As PDF is built-in..

Fred Wagner


RE: Convert word to pdf


"convert to pdf" options on the Word toolbar but they have disappeared

In older versions of Word you might check View|Toolbars and see if the Adobe toolbar became unchecked.

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RE: Convert word to pdf

Thanks Fred - I would love to upgrade to a later version of Word but I'm in the cash-strapped Local Government sector so that's a non-starter I'm afraid.  
Genomon, I checked out the toolbars but there's no Adobe one to check.  I think it may have been a macro previously.
Thanks for suggestions.

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