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    pdf files into .doc (2000)

    How can I load a few *.pdf (Adobe) files into a Word document. I tried putting them is as objects, as pictures (file - pictures) but could never get them into my doc.

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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    Maybe it's enough to save them in the same folder as the doc, and insert hyperlinks to them?

    There isn't a simple way to insert them (... Word doesn't have an import filter/reader for the PDF format, and the PDF could have several pages and a larger page size than the containing doc).
    If you have Acrobat, you could save as RTF and insert that (though you'll probably would have to do some reformatting and correct conversion errors).

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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    No, these have to be submitted to a COurt and hyperlinks are NOT allowed.

    I have the entire Adobe "Creative Suite" - perhaps there is some way to turn the Word doc into a pdf. and then tack all the pdf's together? (I hat Adobe and don't know much about how to use it... unfotunately the final doc has to be in pdf form).

    My last fall back is to try and scan everything in and embed it into Word that way... I hope there is something easier...

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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    The final document needs to be in PDF form? That's easy then: Acrobat lets you insert several PDF files into one master file. I forget how because I no longer have the full version of Acrobat, but I believe it was Document>Import or Document>Insert or something along those lines.

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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    Hi Randy,

    If these are for court, won't they want printed copies anyway - not electronic ones? If so, it doesn't really matter whether you're printing from Word or the PDFs, unless you're trying to add headings etc. In the latter case, you can take a snapshot of each page of the pdf (provided it's not protected) and paste the the image into Word. You might want to enlarge the pdf on-screen quite a bit so that you get a nice, hi-res image in Word. Note that this can lead to exceedingly large Word files - I've got one with pdf images inserted this way and its ~90Mb.
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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    Tacking together all the files into PDF is far easier than putting the Acrobat files into Word so you can print it all to PDF.

    To merge all the files together regardless of current format:
    Open Abobe Acrobat
    Choose File > Create PDF > From Multiple Files
    Click on the Browse button and select all the files you want to combine
    Arrange them into the order you want
    Click OK - (and go and get a coffee while the software does it)

    This method allows Acrobat to automate the process of opening each file in turn, create a PDF from that file and add it to the combined file.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: pdf files into .doc (2000)

    Thanks much - I'll do that.

    BTW, The federal courts use electronic filing now - you are not allowed to file things using paper.

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