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By damionx ·
Having a small problem at my new job. Supervisor wants me to figure out if there are any programs or utilities, or even how to configure ms office 2k to save files both in their normal configuration and as an acrobat .pdf file without user intervention, as it is "to much work for our users to do manually!"

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by SyscoKid In reply to Saving a word or excel do ...

Acrobat 4.05 makes PDF creation easy by adding a Create Adobe PDF button to the Microsoft Office 2000 toolbar. There are no complicated settings to worry about. Changing Office documents to Adobe PDF is as easy as pointing and clicking.

That's not exactly what your supervisor is looking for but if you users can't handle that, then you need a new supervisor! <g>

Read more here:

http://www.adobe.com/epaper/features/msoffice/universal.html

PS. I assume you already have a version of Acrobat, right? Withpout Acrobat, you can't create .pdfs.

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by jun1cez1 In reply to Saving a word or excel do ...

There's no direct file conversion that a word document can be opened by Acrobat, BUT, you can go to file associations.

Start>settings>folder options>file types>highlight the type of document you want to be converted>then click edit> then content type>in the action windows-highlight the file-then click edit again>it will give more prompt> then from there you properly associate any document to be associated to Acrobat application and be opened by Acrobat.
However, you must understand that even though Adobe acrobat can support a wide variety of file format, it cannot support most that Office2K widely support.
File Association is only good if that Application would actually suuport it.
Another way is through the Registry.
But a shorter way is from Win Explorer, highlight a doc, press Shift, right click, then, OPEN WITH, at the prompt, click Abode Acrobat, then click set as default.

About the Supervisor? Hmmmmmm.....

Goodluck.

Jun

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by malcolm.sargeant In reply to Saving a word or excel do ...

You need to get Adobe Acrobat and install the pdf writer printer driver the user then just "prints" the document. you can go a step further by using a VBA macro to re-write the pdf writer's ini file to add the word document filename to this ini file

win 95
C:\windows\System\PDFWritr.ini
win NT
C:\winnt\System32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\__PDF.INI

the line you want to modify is :-
pdffilename=" & your_doc_name_here & ".pdf"

Best to take an existing ini file and reproduce it via VBA code since other lines in the INI file control page width and height
paper size etc

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by Lo In reply to Saving a word or excel do ...

Haven't done to .PDF, but did something along the line to print 1-50 documents by specifying numbers. If you can do the save by point, click, select, etc. try this: ' Open the document; 2) start a macro (should be VBA); 3) do whatever is needed tosave the document in whatever forms and wherever needed; 4) end and save the macro; 5) edit and play with it to make it work for 'currently open document'; 6) Put a button on the TOOL menu or tool bar to activate. The one I did for printing did inputbox and such to get range and other arguments. lo

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by Volksjager In reply to Saving a word or excel do ...

There is a solution called Intradoc that converts docs to PDF. This solution is primarily a document publishing tool that handles MS Office documents etc. If you would like some brochures, please email joe.mitchell@sme-group.com If this is for an Intranet type solution, there are other alternatives to PDF. NET-IT Central can be used to view Office docs in a browser without the office apps on the workstation All that is required is a JVM on the browser. Please feel free to email me if you require further info

Regards

Joe

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