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    Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    I need to convert a word XP document to a PDF file - I've tried every method I know of. It would be really nice if the Word XP "file" option which says Create Adobe PDF . . . print via PDF writer (which I just downloaded!) would do whatever it's supposed to do instead of give me a message that reads: "The macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of your macro security settings" - which I also changed to low - no luck.

    Help please.

    Linda

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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    It would be nice... but not profitable. Portable Document Format (PDF) was created by Adobe. To convert DOC to PDF you need Adobe Acrobat (full version), that includes Distiller and Writer. Microsoft seems want you to use Microsoft Reader eBooks (concurrent to PDF) instead, but I see nobody uses this format. Prepare to say "goodbye" to your US $249.00 or so for Acrobat v.5 (information from Adobe website.)

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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    Check out the PDF factory site at www.fineprint.com. They have a very useful utility to print to pdf files for a fraction of the price of the full ADOBE package. It is shareware and you try it out.

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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    Linda - you're two releases of Word late! PDFWriter worked fine (actually, averagely well) in Word 97, and I messaged Adobe Technical Support when it didn't work in Word 2000 and they said that it wasn't supported and, yes, I should buy the full Adobe Acrobat product! That PDFWriter doesn't work in Word XP/2002 either doesn't surprise me one little bit.

    For a cheaper (but still expensive) converter, try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jawssystems.com/products/creator_text.html>JAWS PDF Creator</A>. You get the usual "try before you buy" facility. We got Adobe Acrobat without any great enthusiasm (darling, the expense!) because JAWS PDF Creator doesn't have all the document security features we needed.
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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    Thanks for the response. Figures.

    Linda

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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    Thank you for the reply. I'll sure give it a try.

    Have a great day.


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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    I just looked at your profile - pretty exciting for me - I've never had the pleasure of corresponding with someone from the Netherlands. Have always wanted to visit - is it as beautiful as I think it is?

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    Re: Create Adobe PDF via PDF writer (XP)

    Figures - always a day late and a dollar short. Oh well - our web dude says I can do this by downloading a postscript printer driver to a "pretend" printer and print the document to file - he says it should come out the other end as a postscript file and if I go to www.ps2pdf.com that site's converter will do the job for me. So far - no dice - perhaps the same problem? - 2 versions to late? What do you think?

    Thanks for the reply - I work for a school district in Southern California - no $ for anything - except, of course, the exhorbitant salaries of the administrative staff.

    Ta

    Linda

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