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    Convert to PDF file (2000)

    New here <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> a Friend of mine created a Newsletter in MS PUB - copied to Word 2000- saved as a PDF
    file. I can not find anything in WORD - contrary to what he is telling me - how Save a Publisher file - copied into Word and saved as .PDF file. The only where I can find that Adobe Icon - is in Excel. Tom E

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Tom, my understanding is that unless he has some third party software he can't do what you are saying. To create a PDF file the normal process is to print the file to a postscript printer then distil it into a pdf. The distiling can only be performed with Adobe software. There are however a number of freeware/shareware programs out there to create pdf files, but the ones I have seen have always been based around printing not saving.

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Mike, Thanks <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> for the note.My friend does a newsletter for our flying club - instead of mailing it out-sends via e mail. He said he creates the NewsLetter in MS Pub - copies and paste it to Word & Saves it as PDF
    file - then is able to send it out to members via e mail - PRINTS NICE ,margins and all, Photos come out in Colour- just looks good. I asked him again - got same answer - simple he said ? BUT I tried doing same with NO luck - he has no other special program - he says . Thanks for the come back.
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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Ask your friend to run this VBA procedure and copy and paste the Immediate window in an e-mail to you:

    <pre>Sub Listconverters()
    Dim cnv As Fileconverter
    For Each cnv In Fileconverters
    If cnv.Application = "Microsoft Word" Then
    On Error GoTo NoSaveFormat
    debug.print cnv.SaveFormat & " - "; cnv.Name & " - " & cnv.FormatName
    MoreFormats:
    End If
    Next
    Exit Sub

    NoSaveFormat:
    debug.print "N/A - "; cnv.Name & " - " & cnv.FormatName
    Resume MoreFormats
    End Sub</pre>

    This should give us a clue.

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Howdee from Asheville - thanks for the note BUT that VBA is way above my head - right now <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> My friend
    did the newsletter in MS Pub - then some how saved it with a .PDF extension , Then attached it to
    MS Word - as an attachment - said there was nothing to it ? but I have not figured it out. It works real nice
    prints out with all the margins , colour'd photos etc.So , I suppose what I am asking - Is how to save a publisher file? save as .PDF file - the attachment in Word is the easy part ( for me anyway).When I got the PDF - had to save it under "my documents" - to open and view , as it would not open with Outlook 2000.
    Many Thanks Tom E

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Honest, Tom, it isn't something Microsoft puts in the box. Maybe send your friend a link to the VBA and see if he can run it on his PC.

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    I may be wrong, but in my current job I have saved tons of documents a pdf, but I had to install the full version of Adobe Acrobat first, and then I was able to do it.

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Hi , here is what he tells me :

    >>>>MS Word and Excel can do the PDF conversion. Publisher can't.<<<<<<

    but I can't find it in Word 2000 ? will ask him what Version of Word he is using

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Howdee, Still trying to figure it out - friend sends me this note :
    >>>MS Word and Excel can do the PDF conversion. Publisher can't.<<<<<

    but I can find nothing in Word 2000 , as how to save the Publisher version & /or save it as . PDF

    maybe you could clue me in ?? thanks for your note Tom E

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Charles , thankee for the note I'll keep diggin Sure is alot of stuff I don't know with Office.

    Friend tells me : >>MS Word and Excel can do the PDF conversion. Publisher can't.<< Yet I have not
    found anything in Word 2000 to do so, Now if I open Excell - the adobe icon does show up. He does newsletter for our flying club in MS PUB, saved it somehow , as .PDF and Diff name - attached it to
    an e mail in OUTLOOK and sent it to all members. Works great, just I figured I needed to Know how to do the same <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Thanks Tom E in Asheville

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    I installed a new Yamaha CD-RW drive and it came with an abreviated version of Adobe PageMill 3.0 which contained the .pdf writer. This is not the fully functional Acrobat but functions the same way a printer does. You print to it and you get a basic .pdf file which looks much like a scan of the document. You can't edit or select text, no bookmarks or index, etc.

    The .pdf file format is proprietary and belongs to Adobe. That it is proprietary does not mean that you can't produce a pdf image without using Adobe products, just that they maintain that they own the format.

    It is not built into any version of Word, although I think that you can get Word to insert a .pdf if you have Acrobat Reader installed. If it does, though, it is as though it inserted a picture, not editable text. Come to think of it, my recollection is that Word just lets you link to pdf files, which you can open if you have the installed software to read them.

    If you do a web search, you can probably find tools that will write a .pdf file for you without the Adobe products, although the only ones that I came up with involved a two-stage process with DOS command lines required. Jefferson Scher pointed me to some other tools at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.vbxtras.com/categories/adobe-pdf-export_functionality.asp>http://www.vbxtras.com/categories/adobe-pd...nctionality.asp</A>.
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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Melanie , Tell me how ya do it ? I can't figure it out - gave up for that much <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> trying
    bout fraid to here any more - last 2 times I did - got strange e mails from UNknown persons
    with that bad " virus". I tried making a Test Newsletter in MS PUB ( Office 2000 Prof ) - then tried to figure how -how to - save it as .PDF file - as I wanted to test attaching it to Outlook 2000 and send it - but no luck [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img] Thanks Tom in Asheville

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Tom, open the newsletter in Acrobat Reader, and look under File, Document Info, General for the product listed next to "Producer." What's it say?

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Howdee,

    Producer = Acrobat PDF Reader 3.02 for windows
    Creator = Microsoft Word

    Tom

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    Re: Convert to PDF file (2000)

    Hi, I saw my friend this AM , while flying r/c planes - He said in his Word 2000 - he clicks on"file" then at the drop down , there is a title " Convert to" - He bought Word 2000 as Stand alone, whereas I bought the
    Office 2000(Proff Ver) - and strangely - He bought his Son the stand alone version of Word 2000- and his son can not find any "convert to " under the File drop down - Maybe there is something missing from my Word 2000 - not installed - reason i can't find " covert to " under FILE. THANKS TE

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