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By cmando ·
I am trying to convert a Word document into a PDF file. The problem is I do not have the PDF conversion toolbar in Word. I found an article that said to check that PDFMaker.dot exists in C:program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\startup
then rename it .old. Tried this but it did not work. Any sugguestions?

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by misscrf In reply to Acrobat Professional and ...

If you have acrobat professional, open it and go to file/and I believe batch process. Set up a batch process to convert word to pdf. Make sure you have the word doc in its own folder, as this will convert all word files in the folder you specify. Set it to process when you run it, and then run it.

Another thing to check might be, as I have this on Acrobat standard, a toolbar button that says create pdf. It has a drop down arrow to it, and one option says from file. Choose the word and go for it.

For your acrobat add ins, there is a good place to check in acrobat. Go to edit/preferences.

From here, one section is convert to pdf. Select microsoft office, edit settings, and make sure enable accessibility and reflow is checked. Not sure what that does, but may be the addin. ( I have it checked and my addins work). Thats all I got!

People are right about the pdfmaker.dot. But if you don't have it, I would be quicker to suggest uninstalling acrobat, and reinstalling with the customized option. Then just make sure to select the addins for office. Trying to to mess with it manually can cause problems. Trust me!

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by CMB from Omaha In reply to Acrobat Professional and ...

I had the same problem, PDF toolbars kept disappearing. I wound up adding the Acrobat Distiller program as a "printer" and then "printing" my docs to Distiller. HTH

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by Don1958 In reply to Acrobat Professional and ...

You need PDFMaker.dot in the location you specify to run the
Adobe Macros, and it cannot be named *.old and still work.
Sometimes we've had problems with installation that can be
fixed by going to Tools > Templates and Add-Ins...
You should see PDFMaker.dot in the list. Make sure the
checkbox is marked. If it is, check your toolbar list to see if it is
listed there. If it isn't, uninstall, then reinstall Acrobat,
performing a Custom Install. Make sure PDFMaker gets chosen
(we noticed that for some people, it was UNCHECKED in the
installation, thus not available).
Hope this helps.

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