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    Re: Strange PDF Behavior (W97 + Acrobat 4.0)

    Hi, Diegol. You may be able to get the answers to your Acrobat questions in the Acrobat users forum.

    HTH, and please post back with the answer(s) if you find them.

    Thanks!
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    Strange PDF Behavior (W97 + Acrobat 4.0)

    I dunno where to post this one...

    In fact, it's two questions and one comment. All of these relate to the full version of Acrobat.

    QUESTION 1: ever happened to any of you something like this?:
    I use word to create a document. Then I use the PDF Writer plug-in to convert from Word to PDF. I use the PDF Writer plug-in because it's much faster than the PDF Distiller. It lacks some functionality but does what I need. Ok, I digress.
    After the PDF file is created (let's call it FILE1.PDF), I'll open it to protect it (File | Save As, then change the security settings). Here's when the strange behavior takes place: Apparently depending on where the PDF file is stored, when I Save As and overwrite it, either:
    a) The former FILE1.PDF file will be rewritten with no further inconvenients (This happens when the pdf file is stored in C:WindowsDesktop)
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] The fomer FILE1.PDF file will be renamed oddly (for example, aaa11165, with no extension). A new, secured FILE1.PDF will appear in its place. Both files are in the same C:Whatever directory.
    Now, why does this happen? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    QUESTION 2: same situation as described above. When I Save As to protect FILE1.PDF, the "Optimize" checkbox is checked, as anyone would expect. So, the unoptimized FILE1.PDF, when rewritten, should be optimized and as a result reduce its size. Most of the times this works well, but sometimes it will happen the other way round - The "optimized" file will be bigger than the former.
    Any idea why? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    COMMENT: It's very usual that in Word filenames I use brackets "[ ]" to include comments (e.g., 20020103_IT_PR_[Part 1].doc). But, for heaven's sake, when I try to convert these "bracketted" documents to PDF, Word will think a bit, the hourglass cursor will appear... ok, still waiting for the dialog box to prompt me... nah, I sure missed it, didn't have my afternoon coffee... I'll go grab the pdf file, but oooops, it's not there. Moral: If you include brackets in a filename (at least a Word filename), don't expect Acrobat to convert it to PDF.
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    Re: Strange PDF Behavior (W97 + Acrobat 4.0)

    Hi, Karen. Thanks for the info.

    I got a response for my FIRST QUESTION. So it seems that optimizing's main purpose is indexing PDF files for web publication, and not reducing their size.
    Here go the links to my SECOND QUESTION and COMMENT posts in the Adobe Forum. But with so many posts a day going on there, and 3 days now from my posting, I don't know if ever I'll get a response. Not having a system notification when someone replies doesn't help to keep track of your questions, either.

    Yep, most of the posts in the Adobe Forum were made out of copying, pasting and re-adequating my former posts here, but, truly... which other way did you expect things to be? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Reading thru the FAQs I found an interesting one, relating to differences between PDF Writer and PDF Distiller. You can check it out HERE.

    Saludos
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