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    DOC to PDF oddity

    I have 2 Word documents, both created from the same original template that has a mailer box at the top of page 2. The box is a basic rectangle with some text boxes and all the parts grouped together. The mailer is in the header of the second page only (2-page doc, first page special).

    When both documents are converted to PDF with Acrobat Writer, the mailer in one document is fine, the other one is shifted to the left about half an inch.

    I can't see anything different in the original Word files...margins are the same, the mailer graphic is the same, Format Object settings in both are the same.

    Why would they convert differently?

    Thanks!
    Sue

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    Re: DOC to PDF oddity

    Your question is in a realm that I know nothing about.

    But...

    Instead if why? how about fixing the document that doesn't convert correctly? Why not take the first document, save it to a new name, paste the text from the second document into it. Then the Why doesn't even come into it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: DOC to PDF oddity

    For these 2 documents that's a reasonable solution. I tried it and sent it to the person doing the PDF conversion to see what her result is.

    The problem is that ultimately, there will be a large number of these documents all created from the same original template. Maybe this one was a fluke and all the rest will be fine, but if not, I'll need to know why (or at least how to keep it from happening) otherwise each file will have to be examined and manually fixed.

    Thanks!
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    DOC to PDF oddity addendum

    More info that I didn't have when I posted the original msg...

    Apparently, the shift did not occur during the conversion to PDF. One person (who saw both Word documents as displaying properly) sent the Word files to the person doing the conversion. When that second person opened the Word files, she saw the shifted mailer in one of them and that shift held through the PDF conversion.

    The first person sent both Word files and both PDF files to me for diagnosis. Both Word files displayed fine for me.

    Thanks!
    Sue

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    Re: DOC to PDF oddity addendum

    Sue,

    Just by any chance, was one person working with Word 97 and the other working with Word 2000? - because I have seen instances of elements like text boxes, which were placed perfectly in a Word 97 document, inexplicably shift to an unwanted spot when the document was opened in Word 2000....

    Gary

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